Back by popular demand...
I will be returning to WPAZ 1370 Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 4:05 p.m. to 5 p.m. for more great talk radio. My Monday stint as guest host went very well, with 10 listeners calling in to join the broadcast, including state Rep. Tom Quigley (R-146th Dist.) who listened to the show on his computer in Harrisburg and called in to talk about the GOP legislative agenda for the new term starting in January.
As Rep. Quigley pointed out, no one is sure whether the Republicans or Democrats will be control of the House in 2007. A Chester County judge has ordered a hand recount of the ballots in the 156th Dist. race, where the Democrat was declared the winner by 23 votes. The winner of this race will tip the balance of control of the House. As things stand today, the Democrats have 102 seats and the Republicans have 101 seats.
(An appeal by the Democrats to have the hand count overturned was rejected late Monday. Commonwealth Court President Judge James Gardner Colins sent the matter back to Chester County Court, ordering the recount in the 156th District to begin Tuesday as scheduled and to be completed by 5 p.m. on Dec. 26.)
Monday's WPAZ show was a blur. We went through a variety of topics during the 50-minutes of air time, including the "pension crisis," the "transportation crisis," the "welfare crisis," the "healthcare crisis" and the "property tax crisis." Do you sense a pattern here? Pennsylvania is in serious trouble, but voters return Ed "What, Me Worry?" Rendell and most of the incumbent legislators.
For more on the sad state of affairs in Pennylvania, tune in Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. My guest will be Eric Epstein, coordinator of http://rockthecapital.org/, the Harrisburg-based watchdog group.
You can join in the discussion by calling WPAZ at 610-326-4000 during the live broadcast, which can also be heard through your computer by going to http://www.1370wpaz.com/ and clicking on the "live audio" button at the top of the page.