THORNS to Gov. Ed Rendell in the latest episode of the speeding governors for allowing his chauffeurs to drive at speeds of up to 80 mph on state highways.
Rendell said this week that his state-police chauffeured car sometimes exceeds the speed limit, even though the administration instituted a policy three years ago ordering his drivers to abide by it except in emergencies.
“Sometimes we adhere to the speed limit, sometimes we don't,” Rendell told The Patriot-News of Harrisburg. “I've told my troopers that I don't want them exceeding 80 unless they need to pass or unless there's some real exigent circumstance.”
Rendell made his comments after he was asked whether a crash that injured New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine has caused him to slow down. A state trooper was driving Corzine's vehicle at 91 mph when it was clipped by a truck and lost control April 12 on the Garden State Parkway, slamming into a guard rail.
Rendell added that unlike Corzine, he always buckles up. Maybe he should try obeying our state laws, too.
Do you see a pattern here?
He promised to cut taxes but he wasn't telling the truth.
He promised to bring the best and brightest people to work for state government, but we saw how his top administrators handled the Interstate 78 fiasco.
He promised to bring new prosperity and jobs to Pennsylvania. But businesses are leaving the state. Witness the recent announcement by Hershey's that it was closing down plants and moving much of its operations to Mexico.