HARRISBURG - As Philadelphia mayor, and now as Pennsylvania governor, Ed Rendell has never been known for his thick skin.
Ask any reporter who has ever covered him. They all expect, from time to time, to get an admonishing call from Rendell for stories, which in his view "couldn't be more wrong."
But earlier this week, an activist really got under what little skin Rendell does have.
In an Inquirer story yesterday about the state budget impasse and the Democratic governor's problems with GOP legislators, Eric Epstein was quoted as saying Rendell "misread the political landscape."