Pennsylvania: Cleaning It Up

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael Musmanno ungallantly declared that his lady opponent was ignorant. The lady, State Secretary of Internal Affairs Genevieve Blatt, charged that Musmanno was violating professional ethics by running for political office while still on the bench. A third contender, 300-lb. Pittsburgh Politician David Roberts, indignantly complained that everybody else was "mudslinging." In short, it was good old not-so-clean political fun.

Fun, that is, for everybody except Pennsylvania's Democratic Party. All of the name callers were Democratic candidates in last week's voting for the U.S. Senate nomination, and...

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