April 03, 2006


I have a weakness, I admit, for buying and reading tons of books (I think I read 60 last year). But that's nothing compared to Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Cohen, who the Philadelphia Inquirer reports charged more than $28,000 over the course of two years for... books, money that was reimbursed from public funds. I suppose that's better than spending that state amount of taxpayer cash on drugs, hookers, or some sort of political graft, and Cohen does claim that he uses the books to make himself a better legislator. But to spend that much money on books and charge it to the taxpayers? That's excessive.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 3, 2006 02:23 AM
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