John Baer Wrote Today’s Funniest Line About Pennsylvania Politics
The Daily News‘ John Baer writes today that Gov. Tom Corbett is on the verge of a defeat so deep and humiliating it would be kinder to use a “mercy rule” to award the governorship to Tom Wolf right this second.
Corbett’s excuse for trailing? He didn’t realize he needed to work so hard to tout his own accomplishments. Which leaves Baer’s mouth agape, metaphorically speaking:
If Corbett loses, he needn’t look far for the principal reason why.
In a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, he himself spelled it out:
“Frankly, I always was of the philosophy – and I certainly am changing that now – that if you do a good job, people will recognize it and it will get reported.”
This betrays either a profound misunderstanding of politics, a long-term disconnect from reality or the cognitive powers of a cocker spaniel.
Ouch. Funny. But ouch. We’re guessing Baer won’t get a Christmas card this year.