Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Qualifications by the numbers

Inquirer headline: Businessman runs for mayor with millions.
"I'm a businessman, not a political person. I like to run the show," said [Tom] Knox, chief executive officer of United Healthcare of Pennsylvania... His contract as chief executive officer expires in 2007.
Um, I'm with America's Hometown in thinking there might be more important qualities that Philly could use just now...
Knox, who lives in the Rittenhouse Square area, is a longtime financial supporter of Gov. Rendell's and served in Rendell's mayoral administration as a deputy mayor, with a paycheck of $1 a year. In that job, he oversaw an office charged with trimming government fat.
And how did he do?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I hear, he was worth his salary.

4:13 PM  
Blogger ACM said...

That's heartening to hear. I hope that as the contest heats up, the press will actually cover his qualifications and not just his bank account. We often have little enough real info about local candidates as it is...

12:36 PM  

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