“Kathleen Kane’s Bad Choices”

by Walter Olson on June 26, 2014

From her threat to sue the Philadelphia Inquirer over its reporting to her use of elected office to pursue quarrels with political foes, it’s a record that makes a case all by itself for demoting the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General to something appointive and lower-profile. [Joel Mathis, Philadelphia Magazine, earlier]


1 great unknown 06.26.14 at 11:31 am

It is appointive: Bloomberg appointed her.

2 Anonymous Attorney 06.26.14 at 1:39 pm

With her good looks, cool name and family money, some thought she was ready to rocket to the big time. But when I read how she showed up to the Inquirer’s editorial board meeting WITH HER LAWYER, Richard Sprague (was he the one?), my jaw hit the floor. She’s the freakin’ attorney general of the state, elected by the people, and she has to hide behind ANOTHER LAWYER? That is pathetic. Talk about “overlawyered”! This woman seems to have accomplished nothing in office but 1) tapping her SISTER to head the sex-crimes unit, 2) accusing Tom Corbett of playing politics with the Sandusky investigation — which turns out not be true, and 3) failing to prosecute caught-on-tape bribe-taking state pols from Philly because it would be “racist” (they all happen to be Democrats, like Kane).

I predict she goes nowhere on the national state, and may just get cane-yanked off the state stage.

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