Before the uneventful U.S. Senate forum this evening, I caught up to Gov. Tom Corbett in the Hershey Lodge hallway.
He gave a terse vote of confidence in the party backing Chester County businessman Steve Welch for U.S. Senate: "I picked. I believe that the party will follow along."
(After I returned to the ballroom for the forum, a handful of committee members could be seen being summoned to go chat with the governor.)
But on the reapportionment chaos, his face turned from tense to angry.
"We're waiting to see an opinion from the court. We got an opinion from the dissenting side, now we're waiting for an opinion from the majority, but they seem to have gone out of town somewhere."
As for the Democratic theory that this year's elections should go forward under the 2001-drafted boundaries, he said that's out of the question.
"It's stupid," he said. "It's probably unconstitutional."