You might recall the state Democratic Party’s call for Republican Gov.-elect Tom Corbett to remove Ana Puig, the co-chair of a group called the Kitchen Table Patriots, from his 400-plus member transition team. The Democrats said Puig has made “hateful, extreme and inflammatory” comments about President Barack Obama.
Corbett spokesman Kevin Harley has told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the team includes more than 400 people who have “varying political beliefs. Some of them Tom Corbett supports, and some of them he does not. Not everybody on the transition team supported Tom Corbett.” Puig, a mother of four, was chosen for the committee because of her advocacy for home schooling, Harley told the newspaper.
The paper took note of an April radio interview in which Puig agreed with host Steve Cooper, who said the 9/11 terrorist attacks were “the beginning of the assault on capitalism. And you know, they are — the left wing is in alliance with radical Islam.”
“I completely agree with you — completely agree. This is something that I’m starting to voice,” Puig said. “But you’ve got to be careful how you voice this because the media will turn you into a crazy right-wing lunatic. But I believe Obama’s plan goes beyond communism. I actually think he’s using the communists. He’s using the communists in order to implement his religious agenda.”