Take for example the letter to the editor below originally published in The Mercury. I've called Ed Rendell a lot of names in the past five years, but "buffoon" is not one of them.
Gov. Rendell lacks credibility
Regarding Evan Brandt's June 2 article on Pennsylvania bridges, let me say that I am in agreement with the repair or replacement on all deteriorated bridges. I believe that our governor immediately assured Pennsylvania citizens following the August 2007 collapse in Minneapolis that all Pennsylvania bridges were safe.
Since then we had the I-95 bridge in Philadelphia discovered by chance. Now a report by Rendell's staff, who hopefully didn't miss any defective bridges, that we have more deteriorated bridges than any other state in the country. It is apparent that all reports of Rendell's comments in August 2007 go unmentioned when he released his present statement on the bridges.
Further proof that our puffed-up governor will say anything that he thinks the public wants to hear. The key to success — Machiavellianism 101 as per University of Pennsylvania coupled with a minor in equine excrement. This buffoon became a governor of the masses of buffoons. If he could direct his expertise in political knavery toward picking a presidential nominee, public safety and football commentary, the world would be a better place to live.