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State of victory III

| Friday, Nov. 18, 2005

Regarding the Trib editorial that declared "The Pay-jackers repent" (Nov. 17 and, Aristotle wrote long ago that "Bad men are full of repentance."

I think it more likely that they collectively grieve for a lost opportunity more than repenting for slithering beneath the Constitution and granting themselves a midnight pay raise.

To what noble cause do these allegedly repentant lawbreakers now aspire• What procedural ruse will they dare concoct next• When our computers get infected and our files corrupted, we reload the software, reboot the system and install anti-virus programs. Yes, fellow citizens, our political mainframe has a rampant virus.

It is time to reboot Harrisburg, erase political elitism and install an anti-virus protection program consisting of honest public servants representing and protecting our best interests -- not just their own!

Jeff Thieret

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