Democrat Joe Hoeffel spent much of 2007 campaigning against the Republican patronage machine in Montgomery County government. So what does Hoeffel do when he's elected to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners? He hires some of his Democratic Party pals for county jobs.
The Mercury gives Hoeffel "Thorns" on its editorial page today.
With the help of turncoat Republican Jim Matthews, Hoeffel has provided jobs for three Democratic candidates who lost their bid for election to county offices last November. That's three hiring of political pals in three months. How much more can Montgomery County taxpayers stand?
Nobody should be surprised that a Democrat would renege on campaign promises. Let's not forget all those Dems who ran for Congress in 2006, complaining about all the pork spending by Congressional Republicans. What do the Democrats do when they get elected? They spend even more taxpayer dollars on pork projects.