Thursday, August 12, 2010

Statue of Limitations

The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports the sculpture called, "The Pennsylvania Worker," has been moved from the grounds of the Governor's Mansion to a remote spot outside the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry in Harrisburg.

It cost $135-thousand dollars back in 1992 when it was dedicated by Governor Robert P. Casey.

It cost $40-thousand to move.

From James Carville and Paul Begala's 2002 book, "Buck Up, Suck Up...and Come Back When You Foul Up:" "Outside the Governor's Mansion, Casey built a statue of a heroic, muscular workingman, in the style popular during the New Deal. Casey worked hard to raise the money to build it. "Because," he once told us, "I want every son of a bitch who ever lives in that house to walk out that door every morning and be reminded he works for the working people of Pennsylvania."

Move it back. Move it back now. Just move it back.

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