Friday, July 18, 2008

Crego Gets a Job

My print column on former Penn-Delco school board honcho, Keith Crego, is up. After five months in stir, he's made work release. Good for him.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I am going to admit to be friends with Keith Crego. Sue me.

Finally it seems that the real facts have come out in your writing today. You hit it on the head. He didn't steal money. Amazing that this is the most historical public corruption case with NO MONEY STOLEN. Hey he was not the most ethical guy in the world and god will judge what he may or may have not done with other people. But the story is dead and you keep trying to make it thrive.

The only problem I have is that you say a lot of people have problems with his work release and all you could get to give a quote was the same old lady that has been commenting for some time now. She has a right to her opinion but I have to believe most people could care less if this guy is on work release or not. That is what I am hearing from people on the streets of the district.

Here is what is being joked about as well. People want you and he to duke it out in a charity boxing match. All the money raised goes to charity (special olympics or Penn Delco Foundation, or both). Would you ever do that? Would he? That would be great.

Damon Feldman out there?

July 18, 2008 at 11:49 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Just like with the war, the Press gives much too much time to those who let their angry feelings –their emotions- trump reason.

Here, the guy was caught and convicted. He was sentenced and did time. His professional life is ruined. But that’s not enough for some people who “felt” violated by his actions.

It’s not like he raped or killed anyone. He didn’t even stab a dog.

People are in serious need of some perspective. And the Lib Media needs to stop giving so much ink to those with an emotional ax to grind.

Personally, I think valuable prison space should be used only to hold those convicted of violent crimes. Others can be delt justice and punishment in other ways.

July 18, 2008 at 1:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randal, nicely put. I have been reading about this for some time in the papers and I have to laugh at some of the stories. Spencer put it pretty good when he basically said Crego's crimes were nothing. However, the Times continues to write story after story. Something doesn't seem right. They care more about his romantic ties than his law breaking. Jealous? I hope not.

Anyway, the stories have to stop. Print something worth reading.

July 18, 2008 at 2:11 PM 
Anonymous Artie from Folcroft said...

I know the Daily Times isn't the Daily News but did you ever think they would waste a front page on a person getting work release? That is why the paper will never be respected fully.

And we wonder why the print media is going out of business, it has a lot to do with the Internet but when they print non-news stories it becomes comical at best.

July 18, 2008 at 2:51 PM 
Anonymous Loving it said...

OH so you are saying that the Times spells desserts, deserts that gets them no respect?

If you are, I agree.

How funny is that?

Wanna big bigtime editor - 100K

Op-ed writer who has no life - 75K

"Keith Crego gets his just deserts" - PRICELESS

Great journalism guys! Keep up the great work.

P.S. Remember when the Times had the total circulation number printed right on the cover? What happened to that? I wonder. Great job Mr. Editor.

July 18, 2008 at 3:04 PM 
Anonymous randal said...

I love how members of the Lib Press are forever treating us to what can only be called Radical Liberal editorials, and then they turn around and expect us to accept the “news” these very same ideologues present to us as being unbiased. Lol...
Indeed, the Libs who have abused their holdings in the Media for so long are now feeling the result of all that unbridled Libism with the demise of their industry. Serves them right. They did it to themselves. I shall laugh at them when they are standing in the unemployment line.

July 18, 2008 at 3:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I don't get is that a 20 year politician is under a huge black cloud and there is basically no press.

His "friend"/lobbyist got arressted for hiding evidence and that doesn't get the front page?

How is that?

Politics is what it is. Herron and Spencer act like big shots but when it comes down to it they are afraid of what people like Weldon can do to them. They pick on a low level politican instead of a US Congressman engrossed in a 1M dollar scandal.

That charity fight is sounding better and better.

July 18, 2008 at 3:44 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow I think the post above mine will get erased.

July 18, 2008 at 5:52 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well here is how I look at this situation. It's been said that a shoe box full of money ($10,000) was dropped off in a school parking lot now that's not peanuts. It is said that Crego collected money monthly in excess of thousands of dollars from the daycare program now that's not peanuts either. He also took money from an Educational Foundation grant for childrens technology in the amount of $9,500 and gave it to his pre school business partner and that's not peanuts either. His business partner paid that back. He suggested an insurance plan for the teachers and administrators presented by a friend of his that ended up costing the taxpayers $640,000 now that's definietly not peanuts. His hands were however clean in that one so far that is!! Seems a lot of money was made did anyone happen to get charged with tax evasion I don't think so because then that would have brought the federal government into the picture and no one wanted that maybe because it was peanuts.For those that say Crego didn't steal any money all well and good ,then explain to me as I read today that he was charged with 44 counts and pleaded to 5 of the 44. I guess that makes him one of the good ole boys. Yes many people were caught in this web of deceit but many also knew what they were doing from the very begining was illegal. Crego is paying a price and will for years to come. But do you really think he twisted wrists to make money? They all made out very well I'd say that is before they got caught. That's the price you pay and I think he is paying it every single day. Do I feel sorry for him I think I feel more sorry for what this has done to his family.

July 18, 2008 at 7:39 PM 
Blogger Franny Ward said...

Be sure to see Crego get a job with Curt "I love Russia" Weldon with his defense contractor. Oops! I forgot... Federal law prohibits felons from dealing with them.

Yeah right, look at Joe Loeper, cushy job in Harrisburg with six figure income.

P.s. Yes I was out for a few spirits tonight... Sue me.


July 18, 2008 at 9:12 PM 
Anonymous Lets move on said...

This is the way I see it. Crego didn't steal a dime from anyone. Just like spencer wrote, "He didn't cost the taxpayers a dime." The Foundation money was for a tutoring program that never took place, the money was returned. The life insurance policy, we all seem to forget that it was reported that EVERYONE on the board at that time voted yes for it. EVERYONE! Stop singling one person out.

As far as 44 felonies down to4 or 5, well what do you think? Um, case was very weak. I have heard many reasons why he took the deal he did and if half of them are true then he is more stand up than most of us think.

And for the family situation, we have no idea what it is like or was like and really it is none of our business.

The Daily Times made the story what it was and now they are back peddling.

I still think Spencer and Crego should go at it in the ring for charity. Spencer has used his craft to hurt Crego, now lets allow Crego to use his. I think a lot of money could be raised. Don't know if either would do it but it certainly would be interesting to watch.

July 21, 2008 at 8:31 AM 
Blogger the copy desk said...

Hey "Loving It:"

According to Webster's II New College Dictionary, one definition of "desert" is:

1. often deserts. Something deserved or merited, especially a punishment. 2. The state or fact of deserving reward or punishment.

Look it up.

Lord knows we make mistakes. This wasn't one of them.

July 21, 2008 at 7:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copy desk, really, that is the definition? No kidding. However, do you really think most people knew what you were trying to say? Um, no. Remember, write to your audience.

Wow, hit a nerve with that one. Keep up the great journalistic effort, you guys are are awesome.

July 22, 2008 at 7:45 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Spencer and Crego going to fight? This is being spread all around the County. That would be so funny.

July 22, 2008 at 7:49 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Ha ha. And No!

July 22, 2008 at 9:25 AM 
Anonymous r said...

I think a better matchup would be Crego and onea the weepy weepers who is still weeping about his work release.

July 22, 2008 at 11:25 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No for real, people are absolutely talking about this. I heard yesterday.

Gil, you won't do it for charity? Come on, you can take him. You trashed the guy up and down Pancoast Ave. why not do a charity event.

Are you afraid?

R- who else could sell a charity event but Spencer and Crego? Spencer would never put himself in a situation where he can't have the last word. And I think when you are knocked out you cant speak any words. But it would be funny.

July 22, 2008 at 11:51 AM 
Anonymous r said...

You are the only one who seems to be talking about this.

July 22, 2008 at 3:14 PM 

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