A nation of wusses? Where’s that pioneer spirit asks … Ed Rendell?

This is the driver of the morning. If you are not familiar with the story, the Eagles cancelled their game with Minnesota scheduled for Sunday night because of the threat of snow. That’s all Ed Rendell needed to hear. As you listen to this interview you will be stunned this is a Democrat. Listen to him as he talks about personal freedom.

Earlier on ESPN Rendell had called the cancellation the “wussification” of America. Later when interviewed by Brian Williams he stands by the charge and even doubles down. The best part comes mid way through the video when Williams asks the PA Governor how would be feel if the game wasn’t cancelled and a young family got into an auto accident. Rendell’s answer makes him sound more like a raving Libertarian instead of a nanny state Democrat. Enjoy.


UPDATE: Ok … a chance to add my final thoughts on this. Rendell of course is right. People deserve the chance to decide for themselves if it’s too dangerous to drive to the game and my guess most people in Philly would be more than willing to take that risk … or not. The point is we as individuals should be able to make that decision. On the other hand, as one caller pointed out this morning, then we lose the right to complain if things don’t turn out the way we would like?

Here’s the link to AP’s story and the initial comment on ESPN where Rendell drops the wussification bomb.

5 replies
  1. Chris from Mancheste
    Chris from Mancheste says:

    Manchester Board of Ed has now banned the indoor track team from running in the halls, as they have done for the past 40 years, because it has now been deemed too dangerous. No one has been hurt to date. All because someone got hurt in another school and there was a lawsuit. The track team is left hanging trying to find a place to practice. You can play contact sports in school where injuries are expected, but can't run in the hall for practice….

  2. porschepete
    porschepete says:

    Too many laws too many lawyers I'm off to Sugarloaf next week to test fate.

    I won't think twice about getting on that chair lift. Life comes with no guarantee 

  3. BEA
    BEA says:

    Well, that must have given the Minnesota fans a good chuckle! I read that they have had extreme winters with temperatures of −60 °F and snowfall of up to 170 inches. Yea, I'll bet the term "wussies" was thrown around a few times.

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