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Corbett to Have Surgery Thursday

Lt. Gov. James Cawley of Bucks County will be acting governor during the time that Corbett is under general anesthesia.

Gov. Tom Corbett (Patch file photo)
Gov. Tom Corbett (Patch file photo)

Gov. Tom Corbett will briefly hand over control of the state on Thursday morning as he undergoes hernia surgery, the Governor’s Office said.

Lt. Gov. James Cawley of Bucks County will be acting governor during the time that Corbett is under general anesthesia, as is outlined by the Pennsylvania Constitution, the Governor’s Office said.

The outpatient procedure will be performed by Dr. John J. Reeves at Allegheny General Surgical Center in Pittsburgh, and is expected to take about an hour and a half.

The Governor’s Office said that Corbett will resume his duties immediately following surgery. He will recuperate at his home in Shaler Township, Allegheny County, over the weekend and will return to Harrisburg on Monday.

Corbett, 64, underwent a recent physical, his office said, and other than his abdominal hernia, was found to be in excellent health.


Curmudgeon February 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Frack you Nettie.
m e February 28, 2014 at 06:45 AM
I'm guessing he tried to lift the responsibility of the state of PA and he pulled something. Next time let's match the man to the burden. Best of luck in your surgery. By your job title, I'm guessing you're one of the luckily still insured americans, so won't have to sell a grandchild on ebay. For a good many citizens, the same is not afforded them. How the other half live used to mean eating caviar and lobster and now it means affording a doctor visit, oh how this cartoon world a-turns. Curmudgeon go drink some fracking water and grow a conscience or a frontal lobe, whichever comes first. Go lick a Pope's hand and he'll pat you on the head like a good doggie.
J February 28, 2014 at 07:46 AM
Governor Corbett, I hope your surgery was successful and you have a speedy recovery.
Jack Minster February 28, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Do you have any actual facts or substance to substantiate your vociferous dislike of our governor, Nettie Jane? If so I and others would benefit from reading up on your points, because he is up for re-election this year as we know.
Jack Minster February 28, 2014 at 08:42 AM
OK, Nettie, that opinion piece you pulled from a left-wing site. A factual account of it you may find here: http://articles.philly.com/2014-02-21/news/47530758_1_medicaid-coverage-federal-medicaid-dollars-medicaid-recipients Apparently what irks people about Corbett's Medicaid plan which by the way other conservative-run states are also proposing, are the requirements (unlike Affordable Care Act) that beneficiaries who are able to work must show evidence they are trying to find work. Do you believe Nettie that it is better to enable capable citizens of our state to receive your tax dollars for the remainder of their lives (and yours), claiming "need" but making no effort to prove it? Is that fair to all?
Jack Minster February 28, 2014 at 08:49 AM
The forest lands will not be disturbed by lifting the moratorium. http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/harrisburg_politics/Under-fire-from-Dems-Corbett-officials-defend-gas-leasing-plan-.html In one year, over $400 million in fracking tax revenue has been distributed to every county in Pennsylvania, including ours and yours, keeping your taxes lower, because Nettie: the money to pay for everything must come from somewhere. Wouldn't you rather it come from shale beneath an undisturbed forest than taken from your paycheck? Wouldn't you prefer the gasoline you pump into your vehicle to come from our own lovely state than from a hostile Middle East or South American nation?
Jack Minster February 28, 2014 at 08:59 AM
Facts are awesome. I couldn't get through a day without them. Fracking is safe, per the EPA, summarized in USA Today: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/07/epa-declares-pa-fracking-village-water-safe-to-drink/1#.UxCVB_mwJNM The only detractors are those offering unsubstantiated opinions, not a single fact. Lt. Governor Cawley crafted the fracking deals, and land and business owners in the affected area who never before felt they had a shot at wealth are ALL profiting. Perhaps detractors feel they aren't profiting enough, demanding more? Hmm.
Jack Minster February 28, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Even though the EPA has fallen under the Obama Administration control for the past six years, you don't trust its scientific testing methods and published results, Jane? I am always respectful to others with differing opinions; do you object to the way I phrased something in this thread?
M March 16, 2014 at 10:34 PM
1. The US exports more oil than it buys from abroad. I don't get how that's logical and a good use of what little money we have given the trillions we are in debt to China and others. Fracking is risky business. I for one don't want to risk damage to the planet, both above and below ground. Because we can all trust the EPA to perform its duties properly as opposed to the IRS, etc., that under this administration have played fast and lose with a sound system. Others have done so before, but none have ruled by executive order as now. I, too, wish Gov. Corbett well in surgery and recovery, but feel I was sold a bill of goods during the election and would not have voted for him had I known what he'd end up doing. Still, I'm not sure he's worse than Rendell. Let's all be careful next time whom we vote for.

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