Tom Corbett Wants No Blame for Kathleen Kane’s Abandoned Sting

Governor: “For her to include me in that is kind of misleading.”

Tom Corbett has enough problems of his own. He doesn’t need to get on board Kathleen Kane’s sinking ship.

Gov. Corbett was, of course, one of Kane’s predecessors as attorney general. In fact, the sting operation that caught Philly Democrats taking cash payments started on his watch. Kane has suggested she was only the latest in a series of officials not to prosecute a bungled case.

But Corbett told the Inquirer this week that the decision not to prosecute the case didn’t start with him — the investigation had only just begun by the time he left office.

“It only began when I was there,” Corbett said. “It was way too early to make a decision whether to prosecute, it was just beginning.”

He added, “So for her to include me in that is kind of misleading.”

Corbett’s kept his opinion of the matter mostly to himself. But given his own poor standing in the polls, the misfortune of Kane probably doesn’t displease him: The more the public focuses on the bad acts of Democrats, the better shot he has of coming back and winning re-election.

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  • matthew brandley

    Kane. Typical democrap. Blame somebody else for there eff up

  • RevealTheFacts

    How much grant money went into the informant’s “non-profits” from 2007 until the daycare was shut down? If you don’t see a trend, then you need to open your eyes. Here’s how it works: The politicians accept large campaign contributions from sleezebags who, in turn, are awarded even larger taxpayer funded grants after the politicians take office. The results: (1) The taxpayers are paying for the campaigns, (2) the sleezebags get a very large return on their investments and (3) the politicians who play that game become the equivalent of prostitutes, only not as nice and not as honest.

  • Christine Flowers

    I am so happy she will be a one term AG. I’m unhappy that our first female AG screwed up so royally

    • CorruptionIsGoodInPhilly

      She should be removed NOW. Her decision not to prosecute should be considered criminal as with her failure to enforce the law’s she doesn’t agree with.

  • Dan

    Corbett 2014!