Gov. Corbett today stood up for his pick to lead the Department of Health, saying Secretary Eli N. Avila is doing a great job.
Corbett said that there are "obviously some people who don't like his personality," but "I'm not looking at personalities. I'm looking at work product."
"I think he [Avila] is doing a great job on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania," the governor said while fielding questions from reporters at an event earlier today in Lancaster.
Avila has grabbed headlines recently for his behavior around town. When he first came to Harrisburg from New York, he got into a dispute with a local diner owner over the freshness of the eggs in his egg sandwich. After exchanging words with the diner owner, Avila is alleged to have yelled: "Do you know who I am? I am the Secretary of Health!" He later sicced city health inspectors on the diner.