Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Chief exec travel plans: Corbett to Dallas, Obama to PSU

Gov. Corbett is heading to Texas to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl this Sunda and he's footing the bill for the trip, according to his spokeswoman Kirsten Page. She said he's paying for his ticket and will not be using the state plane.

Chief exec travel plans: Corbett to Dallas, Obama to PSU

Gov. Corbett is heading to Texas to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, but he's footing the bill, according to his spokeswoman Kirsten Page. She said he's paying for his ticket and will not be using the state plane.

"He's paying his own way," said Page in an email.

Rendell paid for his own Super Bowl ticket in 2009 but took flak because the Steelers made available the $1,000 face value ticket to him.

Page did not say whether Corbett got his ticket that way. (Think the gov spent all night surfing StubHub, where tickets are topping out at $288k?)

There's also a wager in the works with Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

According to the Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Corbett thinks it'll be a squeaker, but the Steelers will prevail over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. His prediction: Steelers 31, Packers 28.

Meanwhile, is our nation being led by a wuss? The White House late yesterday sent out a notice that President Obama's Wednesday trip to Penn State to talk energy innovation was being postponed a day because of the icy, snowy weather. We hear the State College airport's a tough landing for Air Force One, a hulking 747, even in good weather.

WWED (What Would ex-Gov. Ed do?) He'd take a dog sled to Happy Valley, don't you think?

 

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