Tony Phyrillas has a nice eulogy for Act 1 on his blog. Link here. [HT to Bob Guzzardi’s frequent and helpful e-mails]
In it he lists the folks in the General Assembly who voted for this scheme. Tony recommends we do to them what we did to their colleagues back in 2006. While I am with Tony generally, I think Carole Rubley, who is my state rep, has earned a stay of political execution. She voted against the pay raise, and voted against using state money to help build stadiums in Philly and Pittsburgh. Then the state GOP rewarded her by withdrawing their support for her run for the state Senate seat currently held by Dinniman.
So anyone looked at askance by the state GOP is aces in my book, her Act 1 vote notwithstanding.
Now that Act 1 is out of the way as a potential roadblock to moving up our primary, she is also a supporter of helping Pennsylvanians have a significant say in who the major party presidential nominees are. So read Tony’s entry, and take his advice. I especially like how he points out what a failure Fast Eddie is turning out to be as Governor. His endorsement was apparently political poison is last week’s primary.
Just don’t take his adivce vis a vis Rep. Rubley!