During the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and the media emphasized Mitt Romneys flip flops.
But Obama has shown that he is no rookie on flip flops, and the media (except for Fox News) have chosen to ignore them: public campaign finance; the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; Guantanomo; Simpson-Bowles; single-payer health care; cutting the deficit; Hurricane Sandy (no photo ops, no president); Benghazi (may be a lie supported by Candy Crowley); voting against increasing the debt ceiling.
These are characteristics of an opportunist, not a leader.
On the state level: Was Gov. Tom Corbett upfront with the Sandusky investigation? Was politics involved? Now he sues the NCAA. Politics again? Auditor General Jack Wagner and Rep. Scott Conklin are against the Penn State waiver of the Right to Know Law, but they voiced no objections before the scandal. And no politician has reduced his salary or benefits during these years of tight budgets.
Locally: Sen. Jake Corman and county commissioners silence on Penn States lack of transparency and Penn State President Rod Ericksons $85,000 raise (when will Penn State reduce tuition?). The Freeh Report cost more than $12 million, and George Mitchell gets more than $600,000 for two months (what has he done?). Coach Bill OBrien said, Im not a one-and-done guy, but he said this after interviewing with Cleveland and Philadelphia.
When will the greed end, contracts be honored and an individual be as good as his or her word? Republican, Democrat, college president or coach they all appear to be consumed by greed!
James A. Dugan