Here's the followup on the four cars the Corbett admin bought for the Gov, Lt. Gov. and their wives, which we mentioned yesterday:
At the same time Corbett -- who complained about the size of the state vehicle fleet during the governor's race -- said he was parsimoniously using Ed Rendell's old car, state police were having new cars delivered, reports the Inquirer, at a costs of $186,000.
The setting was a PennDOT garage hosting Governor Rendell’s junky old bus, Commonwealth One. Corbett was there to announce he was putting the bus on the auction block. And since we were on the topic of state vehicles, the journalists in the audience figured a question about his personal ride was fair game. Governor Rendell had been ferried around in a Cadillac sedan, and Corbett had used the same vehicle after winning the November election. But after being sworn in, Corbett began riding in a Chevy Suburban similar to the truck he used as Attorney General.
“Your current car, is that a new car?” asked the Post-Gazette’s Laura Olson. Corbett gave his answer - “that’s the same car Governor Rendell had.” I followed up, pointing out Rendell had used a sedan. “There are cars for – there’s always a backup car or two. Because like I said, this one has been in the shop three times, I think,” said Corbett. “There are a couple backup cars. There are also cars for the First Lady, the Lieutanant Governor, and his wife.”
Below is a campaign commercial from last year where the Republican says he'll cut the "ridiculous spending" on state cars: