Thursday, January 28, 2010

An Active Season

It seems like we have a "theme week" going on here, and that theme is politics.

Ray Musto announced yesterday that he's leaving the state senate at the end of the year.  It's the latest in a small string of retirements.

On top of that, it looks like there will be lively contests in the race for state house and senate, governor, U.S. senate and U.S. congress.  I love to see that.  Choice is good, and competition makes everyone stronger.

On the other hand, campaigns and campaign commercials get nastier by the year.  It makes your job harder because you have to cut through the distortions to get to the truth.  It takes work to be an informed voter these days.

I hope this year's candidates are learning from the corruption investigations here in our area.  The same old way of doing things will no longer be tolerated.  We have to expect more, and demand more from the people we elect.

The Pennsylvania Primary is May 18th.

One final thing...  I cannot think of Senator Ray Musto (pictured here) without thinking about legendary WBRE reporter Jerry Baum.  Jerry used to joke with Musto, saying that the senator's popularity was due to the fact that he looked like someone who signed the Declaration of Independence.  Senator Musto was always a good sport about it.

Jerry Baum retired several years ago.  He was one of the really good guys in the business.