It was just two weeks ago that Governor's Rendell's office issued a statement that the state of Pennsylvania did not take a stand or position pro/con regarding wars and other national issues.
But there he (Fast Eddie) was on Hardball on August 5th and here is what he told Chris Matthews when asked about support for the war among Pensylvanians......
"Well, for the first time since the war began, less than half of the people of the Pennsylvania support the president‘s handling of the war. And I want to make it clear that Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support our troops. It is not like Vietnam. But support for the war effort and the way the president is handling it is beginning to wane significantly in Pennsylvania. And that‘s in great part because the death tool and the injuries have mounted. We have 84 dead. I think that‘s the fifth highest in the nation, Chris, and over 500 wounded, and some of them very severely wounded. And that affects all of us. And—and I think the people of Pennsylvania are a little at unease because they don‘t see a way out. "
So there it is from a high-profile Democratic governor. In my opinion, he is taking advantage of recent high number of casualties in Iraq. But that's what I always expect of Governor Rendell.