Tomorrow, Governor-Elect Tom Corbett will be inaugurated, and the long reign of Ed Rendell â€” eight years the mayor of Philadelphia, and eight years the governor of Pennsylvania â€” comes to an end.
Friends, the time has come to eulogize the guy and his impact, for better or worse, on PA and our beloved city. Love him or hate him, Rendell's remarkable stint deserves at least 140 characters' worth of contemplation, don't you think?
And yes â€” that does happen to be the maximum length of a Twitter post. So we hereby announce the Ed's Dead Twitter Obituary Contest.
Got it? #edsdead
We'll try to post submissions â€” at least the better ones â€” below.
Oh, and the winner(s) will get something. Like maybe their obits published in the paper, or a chance to read it for our next podcast, or maybe one of those "nut loaves" the casinos are always sending Meal Ticket's Drew Lazor ... or something.
Recent Submissions (after the jump):