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Monday, July 13, 2009

Rendell's spokesman called me a "flaming a--hole"

Governor Ed Rendell held a news conference today to continue his campaign to raise taxes on working Pennsylvanians. We showed up with our billboards saying “Yes, We Can!” balance the budget without raising taxes. I also had a news release and Budget Facts on education spending to provide to the media.

Well, the Guv’s spokesman, Chuck Ardo, didn’t like us being there so he told me I couldn’t hand out our information. I told him that the room was a public place, it was a news conference, and that I would continue to hand out our information. He then threatened to have me removed…which never happened.

So after the news conference, after providing TV, print, and radio reporters with the other side of the story, Chuck decided to confront me again. He called me a “flaming a$$hole” and vowed to keep me from coming to the Governor’s news conferences in the future.

I can’t wait to find out when that is … because you know I’ll be there! This time, selling statues of the Governor himself!


Thisismike2 said...

This means you hit a nerve. Keep it up!

Audrie Zettick Schaller said...

Way to go Matt. Now you've made the big time. So what does this say about Rendell's support of freedom of speech?

Nathan Benefield said...

Ardo then referred to me as "Mini-Me" on the radio. I'd much prefer flaming a$$hole.

Is he mad that I compared him to Dr. Frankenstein for trying to raise the income tax hike from the dead?

bobguzzardi said...

Selling statues of Gov. Rendell. Innovative,Imaginative,Thinking Outside the Box,Nate, you are a genius.

And thank Mr. Ardo for his words to you. They mean a lot to us. Like you are right and the Gov and his team know it. Everyone knows it. Let us see if they do what is right and sensible.

David Madeira said...

Funny how they can make jokes, but no one else can.

Jonathan Jenkins said...

I have know the Commonwelath Foundation folks for a number of years and they are always nice and easy to chat with. Always.

Keep it up CWF!

karlub said...

Just remember, Nate: You're OUR flaming a**hole.