From the Whispers column in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
UPLIFTING ITEM. Talk about a sense of entitlement.Originally posted at TONY PHYRILLAS
At the state Capitol, one of two elevators on the House side is blocked by a guard when Speaker Keith McCall is headed somewhere important. No one else can get on.
Before Gov. Ed Rendell's budget address to the Legislature last week, people were turned away from one of the lifts because it was being reserved for McCall.
In the past, one of the two elevators on the Senate side has been reserved when senators were heading to session.
McCall isn't the first legislative leader to have an elevator reserved for him. But why should a Democrat legislator from Carbon County -- indeed, why should any legislator -- deserve such royal treatment?
Next he'll be sporting a signet ring.