THE NEW AUSTERITY: Governor Corbett Gets Fancy New Ride, Drives Chevy Over The Levy Of Hypocrisy

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INQUIRER: Gov. Corbett has a new ride. So does his first lady. And his lieutenant governor. And the lieutenant governor’s wife. The taxpayer tab: $186,000. Even as his administration is proposing dramatic cuts in the state’s next budget, Corbett, his wife, Susan, and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley and his wife, Suzanne, will all get to ride around in brand-new sport utility vehicles. The men got 2011 Chevrolet Suburbans, each at a cost of $53,000, according to state records. The women received 2011 Chevy Traverses, at a cost of about $40,000 each. MORE

SAMUEL JOHNSON: Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for those virtues which he neglects to practice; since he may be sincerely convinced of the advantages of conquering his passions, without having yet obtained the victory, as a man may be confident of the advantages of a voyage, or a journey, without having courage or industry to undertake it, and may honestly recommend to others, those attempts which he neglects himself.MORE

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