Gov. Corbett is concerned about the inflammatory social media trail left by a Bucks County tea party leader recently hired by his administration.
A top Corbett aide said some statements made by activist-turned-Revenue Department employee Ana Puig are disturbing.
“Has she said some things that are troublesome and offensive to the governor? Yes,” said Corbett’s communnications direcotr Lynn Lawson in an interview Friday. In her role as legislative liaison Puig will be tasked with advancing the governor’s agenda in the House and Senate – not her own, she said.
“He doesn’t have to agree with her personal views, he doesn’t agree with many of the things she has stated, but as an employee of the Commonwealth she needs to properly represent the views of the governor,” said Lawson.
“If we find that is not the case, that’s a different discussion,” she said.
Think about what it says about legislative Republicans that Tom Corbett picked Ana Puig to be his “eyes and ears.” Legislative Republicans see Puig as a fellow traveler, because many of them are also nuts. Many of these guys are tea party bomb-throwers who got swept into office in the 2010 shitwave. Like Puig, they enjoy a good Obama-as-Hitler JPEG and probably forward ALL-CAPS emails about gold to their friends and neighbors. Ana Puig’s looney-tunes political outlook is a strategic asset to the Corbett administration in its dealings with the legislature. That’s why she got hired.
(via Amy Worden)