It looks like Gov. Ed Rendell will be ending his political career with a bang, freaking out on the most popular news show on television and calling their reporters "simpletons" and "idiots."
In a wild-looking interview running this weekend "60 Minutes" reporter Leslie Stahl asks the outgoing guv about the negatives associated with legalized gambling. He says the most obvious downside is gamblers losing their paychecks -- but that they could do that in New Jersey or West Virginia, too -- and when she keeps pressing him on the question he bares his teeth and karate-chops the air in frustration.
“You guys don’t get that,” Rendell said, according to Chris Brennan at the Daily News. “You’re simpletons. You’re idiots if you don’t get that.”