A partial transcript of Friday's question-and-answer session between Corbett and Al Día managing editor Sabrina Vourvoulias. She said the first question was submitted by an audience member.
Question: How does the emergence of the Latino vote impact your political and economic positions?
Gov. Corbett: The emergence of the Latino vote is one that people have looked at from a political perspective many times. ... I've been elected by the people of Pennsylvania to make Pennsylvania better than when I found it, and whoever comes in behind me should do the same thing. and that should be their goal. ... And, you know, trying to grow jobs in Pennsylvania, I think, is in the best interest of whatever nationality that we are talking about.
When it comes to the economy, trying to grow jobs is in the best interest of every nationality in Pennsylvania. I think that we need to be able to develop a stronger relationship with all communities. And as I said, the first two years have been a great learning experience. I think we're in the process now of getting much more connected, uh, with everybody that we did not have that relationship before. . . . So we're going to fix that.
Q: Do you have staff members that are Latino?
Corbett: No, we do not have any staff members. [inaudible] If you can find us one, please let me know.
Q: I'm sure that there are Latinos -
Corbett: [Smiling] Anybody here want to come to Harrisburg? See?