Governors in Glass Mansions …

When prompted on why Pennsylvania is now the only state in the nation without a budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, Governor Rendell was quick to pass the blame to the General Assembly, citing “ideology, partisanship, and laziness” as the cause of a budget stalemate that has lasted 66 days.

Interestingly enough, the governor seems to be simply describing his own shortcomings in facilitating a timely and fiscally responsible budget for the past 7 years in a row. Let me give a brief recap of the Governor’s own “ideology, partisanship, and laziness”:

After all this political posturing, Rendell now has the audacity to call the Legislature lazy, but thinks folks should buy statues of him? The only piece of advice I can give Fast Eddie is don’t throw stones when you’re living in a glass house.

For more on the budget impasse, check out Lowman Henry’s commentary “Just Do It” on PA Townhall.