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Time for colleges to drill?

So colleges should consider drilling for natural gas under their campuses.

That's from the no-drilling-tax governor and it's par for the course, isn't it.

Gov. Tom Corbett uncorked that in Erie this week, and it reminded me of his comments early in the campaign about unemployed Pennsylvanians not really wanting to work, or something like that.

Those comments drew a lot of attention but of course voters elected Corbett anyway.

Unfortunately, he hasn't started any type of higher ed discussion like he suggested in his budget speech. He just wants to cut funding and now maybe drill. 

It's really disappointing that he can't talk about the quality of college education in Pennsylvania and the importance of retaining talented graduates -- all requiring adequate funding from the state. But he can find time to suggest they drill. 

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