Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tom Ferrick on Philly's Future


"As to Philadelphia, we are screwed.

The city, which has a large portion of the state's poor and the state's largest school district, is dependent on state government aid in so many ways it's hard to enumerate. For the last eight years, we had the great and good luck of having a former Philadelphia mayor as governor. That era is officially over.

Now we have a conservative Republican from Allegheny County, who is a pleasant enough guy but who couldn't give two hoots about the city.(Whose voters gave his rival, Democrat Dan Onorato, 82 percent of their votes on Tuesday.) On Tuesday, the city looked like a blue island in a suddenly red state."

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