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We begin this week’s missive by temporarily suspending the customary snark, and we’ll pass up the psychoanalysis and knife-twisting in noting the resignation of Attorney General Kathleen Kane following her conviction on perjury and other charges this week. For the moment, the baton has been passed to First Deputy Bruce Castor, former Montgomery County DA/former Republican AG candidate. Sentencing is next month, and Kane’s attorney says her conviction will be appealed.
Governor Wolf subsequently nominated Inspector General Bruce Beemer to serve the remainder of Kane’s term. Beemer, a former OAG first deputy, must be confirmed by the Senate, and he was immediately endorsed by Senate Republican leaders. There was no immediate word on when a confirmation vote will occur. A new attorney general will be sworn in in January, and Beemer said he’ll return to the inspector general slot. May the healing process begin, for the hundreds of capable and dedicated OAG staffers and all other residents of the commonwealth.
As Team USA continues its sheer dominance in the Rio Olympics, it is worth noting that swimmer Michael Phelps has now broken a 2,168 year-old record for most Olympic victories, a title formerly held by Leonidas of Rhodes. Leonidas’ family could not be reached for comment.