Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Visiting Pittsburgh on Sunday, Gov. Ed Rendell tried to make amends. Knoll merely was trying to be supportive, he said.
But even though Mr. Rendell said "our state supports the men and women who are fighting this war," he echoed Knoll's ghastly war remark: "It's not the business of state government to support the war."
Which would be news to those federal agencies, D.C. politicos and nongovernmental organizations to which the state has been whining about potential military base closings in Pennsylvania, citing the war effort and national security.