Capitol Rally of Kane Supporters Underwhelms

Kane-sadIf the goal was to turn the tide of public opinion, then Kathleen Kane is going to need more of the public.

Yesterday, supporters of the Attorney General gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to defend Kane and call for the prosecution of her enemy Frank Fina.

WITF’s Mary Wilson stated that “more than a dozen” people showed up while Capitolwire’s Kevin Zwick put attendance at “about two dozen”.

Nevertheless, it appears the AG was grateful for their efforts.

Wilson reported that one speaker read from a supportive email she claimed was from Kane. While Kane’s spokesman Chuck Ardo couldn’t confirm if that exact message was from the Attorney General, he did state that one had been sent.

“I can only confirm the attorney general sent a message of appreciation to her supporters,” Ardo told Wilson.

The Tribune-Review’s Brad Bumsted captured some of Kane’s message.

“Everywhere I go, I hear the unwavering support, even in the restrooms on the Turnpike, from people like you who are shocked that something like this can actually occur,” the Attorney General wrote. “We hold onto our mantra of ‘no retreat, no surrender’. I feel like this fight is not about just me but about every person in Pennsylvania I vowed I would stand up for.”

The turnout (or lack thereof) is especially disappointing given the revelations concerning Fina’s email use and Philly DA Seth Williams’ decision not to fire him.

With the Attorney General’s law license on the line, this wasn’t exactly the groundswell she was likely hoping her.

September 11th, 2015 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 28 Comments

28 thoughts on “Capitol Rally of Kane Supporters Underwhelms”

  1. HaHaHa says:

    As Governor, Corbett continued to fund the Second Mile after it was known that Sandusky was raping the boys he “found” through the Second Mile.

    Fina and Co. let Sandusky remain a free mean for way too long. Read the book by Fisher (one of Sandusky’s victims) about how Fina handled the investigation. They could have done a search warrant early. it would have given them a ton of evidence. Instead, they looked at porn, sexist material, and vile, racist pictures.

    BTW – Seth Williams saying that a “Grand Jury found” that there was no racism in sting investigation is misleading. There was no independent GJ looking into that issue. It was Fina going to his own GJ and getting them to say what he wanted them to say. It’s a joke.

  2. Peggy says:

    Why wasn’t the Second Mile investigated? Why did Fina and Company pick on Joe Paterno and Penn State? Where did Sandusky spend most of his time? At Second Mile! That whole investigation sucked from the beginning. When the Patriot news printed information that Sandusky was under investigation – years before he wen on trial. Who gave them this information? Kathleen Kane is innocent – the only thing she is guilty of is 1) she’s a women 2) she’s a democrat. Give her due process and she will be found innocent. I still believe she has the smoking gun that will vindicate her and perhaps put these porn creeps in jail where they belong.

  3. HaHaHA says:

    Mr. Field – I noticed that you have not done a “copycat” story on the DN “UNJUSTIFIABLE” piece. Why is that?

    For those who might be interested in both sides of this sordid “feud,” here it is:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20150909_DN_Editorial__UNJUSTIFIABLE.html

  4. HaHaHa aka Busta aka where is Kane's driver says:

    Peggy the weather did you favor. It forced you into a smaller venue venue that better-camouflaged the dearth of attendees.

  5. Peggy says:

    I was there and it was great! The weather did not cooperate, next time, I grant you we will be out in full force!!!!!!! The organizers did a great job.

  6. HaHaHa aka Busta aka where is Kane's driver says:

    rsklaroff – your prose is as insufferable as the substance of that which you write.

  7. rsklaroff says:

    ADDENDUM:

    AG-Kane’s report on what had happened with Sandusky, for whatever reason[s], didn’t confront these issues…as elroy probably would wish had occurred.

    I also feel AG-Kane missed an opportunity to provide this type of “tick-tock” analysis when she erred in issuing her [false accusations regarding the 2 “additional” victims during the] roll-out.

  8. rsklaroff says:

    Discussion [with those ascribable to Corbett receiving “*”]:

    *1–Prosecuted Sandusky without involving associates of The Second Mile.

    *2–Pulled prosecutors and Special Agents in OAG into the Bonusgate case after losing the Sean Ramalley (D) trial. This action caused the Sandusky investigation to proceed with a few state police officers taking turns working on the case for 18 months.

    3–Heard Baldwin tell Judge Feudale that she represented Penn State University immediately before Spanier stated Baldwin was his attorney. Fina did nothing before the Grand Jury to correct this legal debacle.

    {THIS impugns lotsa people and appears to have been ignored.}

    *4–Two of Fina’s former co-workers were hired by Judge Feudale to investigate the leaks in the DeNaples and Sandusky Grand Juries with no findings.

    {THIS also impugns lotsa people and appears to have been ignored.”

    5–Fina admit[ted] that OAG destroyed witness notes and still received the support of the judiciary for such actions.
    6–Fina dropped the Montesire investigation.

    {When did this concession transpire, and what provoked it to occur?}

    *7–Fina did not prosecute the Philly legislators whom he blamed Kane for not prosecuting.

    *8–Fina dropped the 2,000 counts against Mr. Ali and allowed him to keep the $400,000 he stole from the state.

    9–Fina prosecuted people for doing campaign work on state time and slowing down the OAG investigation. How much time did the porn network waist {“waste”} on state productivity?

    {This isn’t cogent.}

    10–The question is: Is Fina and his friends capable [sic] of framing Attorney General Kane in order to protect themselves?

    {This doesn’t follow, as an isolated accusation.}

    ***

    My [tentative] bottom-line is that FF can simply say he functioned @ the command of Corbett, in most instances, and that other accusations necessitate assessment of further data PLUS “sharing” by others [including Cynthia Baldwin, in particular].

  9. rsklaroff says:

    {typo alert}

    “Cynthia Baldwin [with ad-hominems about her character and”

    should be

    “Cynthia Baldwin [withOUT ad-hominems about her character] and”

  10. rsklaroff says:

    THIS IS FASCINATING and, thus, constitutes a compilation worthy of being parsed; included is reference to Cynthia Baldwin [with ad-hominems about her character and, thus, the motivation to analyze is enhanced…pending reactions from DD. It should be recalled that, weeks ago, I raised the issue of requesting specified critique from Corbett, for many of these concerns appear to have occurred under his discretionary powers as FF’s superior.

    Frank Fina accomplished the following highlights:

    1–Prosecuted Sandusky without involving associates of The Second Mile.
    2–Pulled prosecutors and Special Agents in OAG into the Bonusgate case after losing the Sean Ramalley (D) trial. This action caused the Sandusky investigation to proceed with a few state police officers taking turns working on the case for 18 months.
    3–Heard Baldwin tell Judge Feudale that she represented Penn State University immediately before Spanier stated Baldwin was his attorney. Fina did nothing before the Grand Jury to correct this legal debacle.
    4–Two of Fina’s former co-workers were hired by Judge Feudale to investigate the leaks in the DeNaples and Sandusky Grand Juries with no findings.
    5–Fina admit that OAG destroyed witness notes and still received the support of the judiciary for such actions.
    6–Fina dropped the Montesire investigation.
    7–Fina did not prosecute the Philly legislators whom he blamed Kane for not prosecuting.
    8–Fina dropped the 2,000 counts against Mr. Ali and allowed him to keep the $400,000 he stole from the state.
    9–Fina prosecuted people for doing campaign work on state time and slowing down the OAG investigation. How much time did the porn network waist on state productivity?
    10–The question is: Is Fina and his friends capable [sic] of framing Attorney General Kane in order to protect themselves?

  11. David Diano says:

    Larry-

    You are clearly invested in GOP corruption, and will ignore criminal and ethical abuses of the system.

  12. Oh please. . , says:

    Because, while unsavery, he did not commit a crime. . . lol.

  13. The Warren Buffet of NEPA says:

    When I heard Davd Diano and Alan Kennedy-Shafer were leading the rally I figured all of Democratic State Committee would be there too!

  14. elroy hirsch says:

    Frank Fina accomplished the following highlights:
    Prosecuted Sandusky without involving associates of The Second Mile.

    Pulled prosecutors and Special Agents in OAG into the Bonusgate case after losing the Sean Ramalley (D) trial. This action caused the Sandusky investigation to proceed with a few state police officers taking turns working on the case for 18 months.

    Heard Baldwin tell Judge Feudale that she represented Penn State University immediately before Spanier stated Baldwin was his attorney. Fina did nothing before the Grand Jury to correct this legal debacle.

    Two of Fina’s former co-workers were hired by Judge Feudale to investigate the leaks in the DeNaples and Sandusky Grand Juries with no findings.

    Fina admit that OAG destroyed witness notes and still received the support of the judiciary for such actions.

    Fina dropped the Montesire investigation.

    Fina did not prosecute the Philly legislators whom he blamed Kane for not prosecuting.

    Fina dropped the 2,000 counts against Mr. Ali and allowed him to keep the $400,000 he stole from the state.

    Fina prosecuted people for doing campaign work on state time and slowing down the OAG investigation. How much time did the porn network waist on state productivity?

    The question is: Is Fina and his friends capable of framing Attorney General Kane in order to protect themselves?

  15. gulagPittsburgh says:

    Correction: “he(r) accusers”

  16. gulagPittsburgh says:

    On the real issue at hand: public corruption. There is more than enough of that to go around. Look under every rock in the legal system and you will find something.

    What appalls most reasonable people is that Kane is being accused of something that he accusers did, and are still doing. Just look at the Disciplinary Board leaks. There are more PA Supreme Court judges who saw porn emails, but only one was forced to resign. Why? All the perverts in PA govt need to go. To find out who they are the entire email file needs to be released publicly and posted on the web. There should also be an index listing every sender and recipient by name and govt position.

  17. gulagPittsburgh says:

    OMG, Larry, are you actually accusing the Dems of a bad thing by supporting public schools? Now you are the retard.

  18. Wally says:

    Larry your use of the word retard makes me sick. I’m sure your smart enough to use some other word to offend DD

  19. Larry says:

    David, you’re a special kind of retard. First, you refuse to see blatant criminality because it’s a Dem, even though all of the main witnesses against her are Dems. Second, you talk about corruption in the Capitol and the best you can do is say “Republicans and special interests,” while completely ignoring (1) Democrats and anything relating to unions and schools and (2) the PARADE of Democrats in handcuffs in the last 12 months alone.

  20. David Diano says:

    Larry-

    BTW, if you work in the capitol, then you should know that nothing Kane’s done comes close to the routine/daily corruption by the GOP led legislature selling out PA to the special interests.

    But, you are probably part of that, and a beneficiary, so I’m not shocked by your hypocrisy.

  21. David Diano says:

    Larry-

    You always avoid talking about the criminality of all the leaks from Carpenter’s grand jury. Or the original leak (likely by Fina) of Kane dropping the sting case.

    As for “what they told the grand jury” vs “what they told Kane”, that’s really a he-said-she-said, and even then, only their opinions.

  22. Larry says:

    David, Kane’s own Democrat advisers and lawyers thought it was criminal. That’s what they told Kane, that’s what they told the grand jury, and that’s why they got the hell out of Dodge. And they know far better than you do.

    What’s most entertaining about this pseudo-rally and the supporters of Kane on this site is that many (most?) believe that “Fina is doing this to Kane.” As opposed to Kane’s own actions blowing up in her face when leaked documents get published in a major newspaper. As opposed to Kane’s own advisers testifying against her. Fina’s an abrasive jerk and has been a vocal critic of Kane, but he doesn’t have the power to make all this happen. But such obvious facts won’t convince tinfoil-hat types like Ostrowski and Kiesling.

  23. David Diano says:

    Larry-

    Even if I believed “everything” in the prosecution case, without any consideration for Kane presenting a case, I don’t find any of it to rise to the level of “criminal” (especially the bogus perjury charge). If I was on the jury, I’d ask the judge if we could find the DA guilty of criminal contempt and abuse of office for wasting the court’s time and taxpayer dollars.

    But, if Fina got this trumped up investigation started with political motives/favors/etc., then the entire process is invalid, including every ruling by Carpenter being suspect.

  24. Larry says:

    Her few supporters literally included Bill Kiesling and Andy Ostrowski. They don’t get much crazier than that. Hilarious!

  25. Larry says:

    David, your comment reveals so much. Ignore all of Kane’s criminal conduct! Look over there! Fina, porn emails!!

  26. Haha Was Platinum says:

    I don’t know where the pro Kane people think that those who want her out support Fina. No one that had ever worked with Fina is defending the jerk. Nontheless Kane is still a criminal.

  27. KSDF says:

    It’s because no one cares about Frank Fina or his porn e-mails, other than you and the Kane apologists.

  28. David Diano says:

    I don’t see anyone out in public rallying for Fina.

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