I offered various combinations of the following in comment to the following coverage of one of Mike Musser’s 3 Dauphin County Commissioners, Jeff Haste, provided character witness to an attempted child rapist, who had kiddie porn.
The predator is Matthew B. Baratucci, for whom Haste testified. Mike Musser, Jr’s – a busy-body with way too much say in my government – dad, Mike Musser Sr is a convicted child rapist, and I am hearing (though haven’t yet confirmed) that a fellow prominent member of the Steelton Mafia testified at his trial. I will add his name when I can confirm it.
Maybe among their group child rape isn’t that bad. Among my friends it is. I don’t recall whether Haste or any of the other County Commissioners whom Jr owns providing character witness for Musser, Sr.
The prostitutes who tipped police off appear to be the ones demonstrating the most moral compass here. Still, the wise voters of southcentral PA pull the lever of the R incumbent every time. See: 2014 General Election results. Good, proven reformers rejected for do-little incumbents in all but a few cases. Yes, The Political Class views itself as untouchable as the rest of us regularly allow it to be, so Haste likely said, “Oh, what the heck? I’ve got nothing better to do during business hours. Might as well help one of my child raping buddies out.”
Will this act of detached arrogance be the straw that broke the camel’s back, or will we stay too preoccupied with sports and beauty pageants to care? Time will tell. Hopefully we remember this, but the past is not very encouraging.