Thursday, May 20, 2010

Taunting the Corbett

By now, if you are familiar with the Internets, you've heard all about this:

An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said Thursday his organization is helping two anonymous Twitter users fight an effort by prosecutors to unmask them after they tweeted criticism of a Pennsylvania attorney general who is running for governor...

A Corbett spokesman said the subpoena was partly related to a Friday sentencing hearing for former Democratic legislative aide Brett Cott. He is one of three people convicted in March of public corruption charges in the ongoing investigation into the alleged illegal use of legislative employees and government resources to run political campaigns.

The grand jury on May 6 subpoenaed the identities and other information about the two users from Twitter Inc. Corbett's office has been using the highly secretive grand jury process for the past several years to look into allegations that government resources and legislative employees have been illegally used to run political campaigns...

On Twitter, both CasablancaPA and bfbarbie have been critical of Corbett and the Bonusgate prosecution.

In a tweet Thursday, bfbarbie called Corbett "an evil man," and CasablancaPA wrote that Corbett "should try reading the blog he wants to shut down a little more closely."...
Poor Tom. Poor, poor Tom attacked viciously in some back alley Tweet by two guys using only their words. After the incident, Tom was barely able to get back to his office, and courageously used what little strength he had left from the savageness of the beating to issue subpoenas against, what I assume are, his two Cheeto-smelling assailants.

Of course, Tom was dressed all politicians like; he was just begging to be blogged about.


You know, when stories like this (including the one where Luke Ravenstahl absolutely did not go on a five day coke and goat sex binge and will sue the ever living pants off of anyone who even insinuates the mere hint that he did anything of the sort) break, one can only respond with scorn and ridicule. But in this case we also have a list of other things that Corbett has (allegedly) done:
As a reward for being an adviser to the campaign of Tom Ridge, Corbett was appointed to several Pennsylvanian commissions.

While he was a 9th grade teacher, students complained that he graded "unfairly."

He has two acknowledged children by a woman who is his wife.

He has publicly acknowledged that he is pursuing a lawsuit against the U.S. Federal Government with Pennsylvanian tax payer money, which has little chance of succeeding, but may take years.

He became Attorney General after his predecessor was mysteriously indicted for mail fraud.

He is known to be involved with a known felon linked to the "suicide" of Budd Dwyer.

He has had involvement in Waste Management, the same field as Mobster Tony Soprano.

While he claims to have served in the Army National Guard, no one has stepped forward to corroborate his attendance.

Mr. Corbett wrote several explosive papers while attending Lebanon Valley College, but both Mr. Corbett and the College have refused to release them for examination.

And finally, Tom "Hussein" Corbett has refused to release his long-form birth certificate in response to growing concerns that he was actually born in Belgium.
I think "Hussein" Corbett needs to answer these questions, don't you?

Or maybe I should look into getting a Twitter feed and get into that hot 140 character action.


Anonymous said...

Oh ROFLMAO! THANK YOU! The idea of Corbett dragging himself anywhere in one of those bad suits, anyway....

Check out the fun in the Philadelphia area about him where they know they don't want Ed Spendell back either:

Anonymous said...

Weak. Very weak.

I assume he wants to know who's behind the Twitter accounts because, if the Tweets are coming from people involved in the opposing campaign, well, that would be downright illegal.

And the guy is prosecuting democrats and republicans. I don't have a problem in the world with the guy. You seem to, though. And you don't seem to have any real reason why.

Anonymous said...

"Prosecutors said they didn’t need the information after one of the "Bonusgate" defendants, former Democratic legislative aide Brett Cott, was sentenced on Friday to 21 to 60 months in prison, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Prosecutors believed Cott was the person writing at @CasablancaPA, and they said his online attacks and denial of responsibility were an aggravating factor that should be taken into account at his sentencing for using state resources in political campaigns."
-ABA Legal Journal

Bram Reichbaum said...

Corbett is a bit of a clumsy and suspect character in this, but he's getting the ball rolling. Kudos to him.

Okay fine I'll blog. Get some rest. Here, I'll put up a video for you to herald your hiatus.