Friday, March 02, 2007

More Barnes

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a story today on Montgomery County's "SOS" resolution, which I mentioned yesterday here. According to Philadelphia radio station KYW, the commissioners "denied allegations that this is a political ploy to get support from Lower Merion residents in an election year. They say they decided to jump into the fray when they saw the art community in Philadelphia pony up millions of dollars to save an Eakins painting."

The Inquirer story also quotes one of the commissioners as saying that the federal legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (see earlier post here) "doesn't appear to have support in Congress."