Should Pa. citizens laugh or cry because of these politicians?

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I’m writing to express my opinion on the article concerning the political “yuk fest” at the Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead (“Corbett, Wolf Become Funny Foes: Leaders Crack Wise in Fundraiser Here,” Aug. 14). As a longtime reader of the Post-Gazette, here is the short and sweet:

Among the comedians, you have Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (along with “lieutenant mayor” Rich Fitzgerald — the Allegheny County executive); Tom (I was going to slash tonight’s entertainment budget — what, no teachers here?) Corbett; Tom (My God, I do look like Edgar Snyder) Wolf and the rest of the comic relief characters.

Kudos for raising $40,000 for a worthy foundation. But, ladies and gentlemen of Pennsylvania, we’ve seen this standup comedy routine for years by these “funny” men.

Let’s take this show on the road so that I can be their manager. I won’t even charge the $139,542 that special education adviser Ron (I’m no ghost employee; see, I have a nameplate) Tomalis received from the Pennsylvania taxpayers.

Keep on laughing, Pennsylvania.

Ron Pacek
East Deer


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