Thursday, May 18, 2006

"Harrisburg Hogs" in today's WSJ

In the "Review & Outlook" of today's Wall Street Journal, p. A14, there is an editorial called "Harrisburg Hogs." The first paragraph reads as follows:

No, this isn't the name of a new Pennsylvania football team. It's the term of ridicule Pennsylvanians have been using for the gang of 15 incumbent, big-government Republicans swept out of office in this week's Bloody Tuesday primary elections. If Republican leaders in Washington still think their break-the-bank spending won't cause trouble with voters in November, they'd better pay attention to what just happened in the Quaker State's elections.

Interesting. Has anyone heard the term Harrisburg Hogs? It's new to me.


Dave Ralis said...

Jane, I think it stems from Gene Stilp's giant pink pig, which is supposed to symbolize Harrisburg pork. Kind of a fitting image, though, hogs at a $500 million trough.

AboveAvgJane said...

that makes sense, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I was going to say I'd heard the term quite a bit in talking with various people involved in the Clean Sweep movement, but Dave more precisely points out the most probably origin in the giant pig phenomenon.