Who says tweeting with your co-workers about liquor is a problem?
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, for one, doesn't shy from discussing -- in person and in 140 charaters or less -- his desire to privatize the state system of liquor stores. When Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati took to Twitter this morning to say he would work on Turzai's privatization plan in the fall, it took the House Republican leader not three minutes to return the shout-out.
Once you've started sending thank-you tweets, it's best to keep it up. Turzai broadcast his appreciation on Friday after Gov. Tom Corbett told a radio interviewer he had spoken with Turzai about his own support for full privatization of the state's more than 600 wine and spirits stores.
Lest that seem a bit staid, Turzai loosened it up in a follow-up post to all the patrons of Twitter.
Rep. Mike Turzai
@RepTurzai: What do you think? Should the state of Pennsylvania be in business selling booze? Is selling hooch a true function of government?
The House is expected to take up the privatization bill this afternoon. Asked this morning if he has the votes to move it forward, Turzai responded: "I feel very good that people recognize we've got to move Pennsylvania into the 21st century."