Gov. Corbett took an unusual foray onto the public stage in Philadelphia today, speaking to the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce where he addressed some of the top issues of the day. Corbett was speaking about the same time the School Reform Commission was voting on severe cuts to the Philadelphia school district.
Our colleague John Martin covered the event and reports Corbett took a wide rage of questions from moderator Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY, touching on the budget, the 2012 presidential race, how his bad back has hurt his golf game and whether civil servants should bare their toes in public:
On a day Sarah Palin motored through the city, the governor ducked a question on who would be the best President for Pennsylvania. “Let’s not talk about the field because the field is changing,” he said. But he said the nominee should have “executive experience -- not legislative experience -- somebody who knows how to make a tough decision, somebody who historically, if you look a their track record, has surrounded themselves with good people.” Corbett acknowledged he thought Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who decided not to enter the race for the GOP nomination last month, was an “excellent” candidate.
He also took a not-so-veiled shot at his predecessor. When Moss-Coane opened a question by saying “infrastructure was a big issue for Gov. Rendell….” Corbett piped in with … “in the last six months.”