Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett has released a new campaign ad, entitled "Spinal Tap," in which he attacks Gov. Ed Rendell for opening the "spending spigots in Harrisburg" (thanks to

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for pointing out the ad). Nothing strange here - just the usual Republicans vs. Democrats on taxes.

We seem to remember Corbett singing a different tune before the legislature in February when he was

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Corbett told lawmakers, while he's been frugal and made cutbacks in his office, he could not guarantee continued ... success of programs like the gun violence and drug task forces and the child predator unit, without adding more staff. reports that Corbett said he'd lose 32 positions if Rendell's proposed $85.6 million appropriation for the Attorney General's office - a one percent reduction over 2009-2010 - goes through.

Of course, this doesn't mean there isn't waste somewhere in the budget. But just as Corbett doesn't think any of it is in his department, presumably other department heads don't think it's in theirs'.

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