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Pa. GOP May Want to Recall a Governor
KYW NewsRadio ^ | Aug 26 2003 | KYW's Tony Romeo

Posted on 08/26/2003 12:31:25 PM PDT by Michael Barnes

Pa. GOP May Want to Recall a Governor by KYW's Tony Romeo

Unlike California, Pennsylvania currently has no procedure to recall a sitting governor.

But an effort to change that could be in the offing, fueled in part by dissatisfaction on the part of some Pennsylvania lawmakers with the current governor.

Stephen Miskin, spokesman for House Republicans, says there is talk of drafting recall legislation:

"There are members of the House of Representatives that are looking at the feasibility of a recall. To them, the issue is credibility."

The problem with Governor Rendell, Miskin says, is his efforts to advance his agenda.

Rendell says impeachment is the appropriate process to remove an elected official:

"I believe someone who holds office should only forfeit that office if they've done something tremendously irresponsible or heinous, or if they've broken the law."

Rendell says he'd veto a bill creating a recall process.

However, a recall provision would require that voters approve an amendment to the state constitution. While that could take years, a bill authorizing such a referendum would not require the governor's signature.



TOPICS: Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: pa; pittsburgh
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1 posted on 08/26/2003 12:31:25 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Willie Green
Know who the other Keystone State members are?
2 posted on 08/26/2003 12:32:02 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (carpe ductum)
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To: unix
I had little doubt that CA's recall was going to start a stampede.
3 posted on 08/26/2003 12:32:10 PM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: unix
If anyone's an appropriate subject for a recall, it's Ed Rendell.
4 posted on 08/26/2003 12:34:57 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Coop
Yeah but Fast Eddie is going to protect his job. He's safe from recall. I'm glad we have it here in California.
5 posted on 08/26/2003 12:34:58 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Coop
I don't think this will go anywhere though..
6 posted on 08/26/2003 12:35:03 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (carpe ductum)
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To: unix
Republicans should remember that both sides could play this game. Shoot, Democrats in Calif. could turn around and try a recall on Arnold if he's elected. It might not work but it sure would keep him preoccupied.

Why don't parties just try winning office in a vote instead of trying to sneak in the back door?
7 posted on 08/26/2003 12:36:22 PM PDT by kegler4
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To: unix; martin_fierro
Know who the other Keystone State members are?

martin_fierro is the keeper of the "It's a 'Burgh Thing" ping list.
But I'm afraid we regard anybody from the Eastern half of the state as residents of New York City.

8 posted on 08/26/2003 12:36:46 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green
But I'm afraid we regard anybody from the Eastern half of the state as residents of New York City.

Until you want our tax dollars to subsidize your stadiums and mass transit boondoggles.

10 posted on 08/26/2003 12:38:28 PM PDT by dirtboy (Press Alt-Ctrl-Del to reset this tagline)
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To: unix
Good old "Fast Eddie", I'm in charge for the next four years and there is little or nothing you can do about it. Do you really believe that I would allow the voters to get the ability to recall me, what are you nuts?
11 posted on 08/26/2003 12:38:44 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: kegler4
Democrats in Calif. could turn around and try a recall on Arnold if he's elected. It might not work but it sure would keep him preoccupied.

This is the 31st time the recall has been tried in California, including twice against Reagan. I don't remember it preoccupying Reagan, nor hampering his abilities as Governor. Or the others it was tried against. Infact, no other one had even come close to making it to a ballot.

Let people try to recall Arnold if he becomes governor (which i do not think he will. I still think Davis is going to defeat it). They will not get very far and it will be a non-issue.

12 posted on 08/26/2003 12:39:53 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: unix; mountaineer; Coop
Related article in today's Tribune-Review: In Pa., recall would take years to enact
13 posted on 08/26/2003 12:40:29 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green
But I'm afraid we regard anybody from the Eastern half of the state as residents of New York City.

Who's we? And just where is the dividing line for the "Eastern Half of the state"? :~D

14 posted on 08/26/2003 12:41:26 PM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Id quit my job and go on welfare tomorrow, except it would put me in a higher tax bracket!)
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To: dirtboy
Until you want our tax dollars to subsidize your stadiums and

Horse puckey. The stadiums were shoved down Pittsburghers throats.

15 posted on 08/26/2003 12:43:38 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green
Horse puckey. The stadiums were shoved down Pittsburghers throats.

Now, now, Willie, the point is, we all get equally screwed, east or west. There's just a whole lot more screw-ees over in this neck of the woods.

16 posted on 08/26/2003 12:45:30 PM PDT by dirtboy (Press Alt-Ctrl-Del to reset this tagline)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
Who's we? And just where is the dividing line for the "Eastern Half of the state"? :~D

The Blue Route and the PA Turnpike to the Delaware River, from what I have seen.

17 posted on 08/26/2003 12:46:30 PM PDT by dirtboy (Press Alt-Ctrl-Del to reset this tagline)
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It's a 'Burgh


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18 posted on 08/26/2003 12:50:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: martin_fierro
thanks....
19 posted on 08/26/2003 12:53:09 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (carpe ductum)
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To: martin_fierro
Ack! My eyes! No pix of Fast Eddie! Ever! Stop or I'll post one of "Tiny Tom" Murphy!
20 posted on 08/26/2003 12:54:13 PM PDT by annyokie (One good thing about being wrong is the joy it brings to others.)
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