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Archive: March, 2011

POSTED: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 9:18 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: You just knew it would come to this. Corbett is drawing Eddie out.

BE: I saw that: the bus, job numbers, that Marcellus thing. He'd been biting his tongue since Corbett took office.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 10:14 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Do you hear it, boss? House Speaker Sam Smith is playing our song.

BE: Fly Eagles Fly?

POSTED: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 9:26 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: I just love this story that was posted Sunday night and ran in yesterday's Washington Post. I think it's the official kick-off of President Obama's reelection campaign.

BE: A fundraising story, no doubt.

POSTED: Monday, March 28, 2011, 9:40 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Sit back, hoist a glass and enjoy the coming debate, boss.

BE: Over Libya? The Pres takes to the airways tonight to explain how a Peace Prize winner runs three wars. Should be good.

POSTED: Friday, March 25, 2011, 10:46 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Holy litigation, Bossman! That Pittsburgh trial of state Sen. Jane Orie is taking a wild turn.

BE: Jane, the sister of Supreme Court Justice Joan, the sister of former Supreme Court Justice Joan's aide Janine, the sister of Jane, Joan and Janine's lawyer/brother Jack who initially represented Jane and Janine?

POSTED: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 12:41 PM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a BE)

JB: Boss, we need to revisit Monday's Growl on Corbett's cabinet pick, C. Alan Walker.

BE: The polluting coal company owner who gave Corbett $184,000 in campaign dough and today has his confirmation hearing as secretary of the Department of Community & Economic Development?

POSTED: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 11:27 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Yo, boss, today's the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Health Care Act.

BE: How are you celebrating?

POSTED: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 10:16 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: You know, your legislature is like a bad movie in reruns: keeps playing, never gets any better.

BE: Yeah, our lawmakers just keep spinning their wheels, huh?

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John Baer has been covering politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. The National Journal in 2002 called Baer one of the country's top 10 political journalists outside Washington, saying Baer has, "the ability to take the skin off a politician without making it hurt too much." E-mail John at baerj@phillynews.com.

John is the author of the book "On The Front Lines of Pennsylvania Politics: Twenty-Five Years of Keystone Reporting" (The History Press, 2012). Reach John at baerj@phillynews.com.

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