Rendell makes Solobay offer he can’t refuse

A few days late linking to this, but Brad Bumsted’s article about Governor Rendell’s joking threat to Representative Tim Solobay is worth the read. Rendell channeled Tom Haden and Rahm Emmanuel, and delivered a severed bobblehead to the Democratic lawmaker after he refused to support the –no pun intended — severance tax.

HARRISBURG – Gov. Ed Rendell decapitated a Rep. Tim Solobay “bobblehead” doll and sent the head to the Washington County Democrat on the House floor because Solobay wouldn’t vote for Rendell’s proposed natural gas extraction tax.

Solobay said today he opened an envelope delivered by a House page last week that contained the doll’s head along with a note from Rendell urging his support for the bill.


About pubradiopolitics
Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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