In Interview, Kathleen Kane Defends Her Work

“I can tell you we follow the law.”

AP Photo | Bradley C. Bower

AP Photo | Bradley C. Bower

A couple of months removed from intense criticism over A) her choice to abandon a sting operation that had caught several Philly Democrats taking money and B) her perhaps overeager efforts to connect Tom Corbett to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, Attorney General Kathleen Kane appears ready to be in the spotlight again.

She granted an interview this week to Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV. Mostly it was a light interrogation about the challenges of being a woman in a job that had until now been reserved for men, and how she has responded to the intense criticism she’s faced this year.


This was our favorite highlight, however:

Delano: “Did you make a mistake at the Sandusky press conference in Harrisburg?”

Kane: “No. There’s some times when you get into a press conference and everyone is talking at once, sometimes things, you hear a question different. We have certain… and I’m very technical, so I think I either misheard the question or there were two separate things we were talking about or we had a miscommunication. But no, and if I do make a mistake you know me well enough, Jon, that I will say, made a mistake.”

Delano: “Well, have you made any mistakes as attorney general?”

Kane: “(LAUGHS) I guess that’s up to you to decide. I mean that’s up to the public to decide. I can tell you we follow the law.”

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