Who is this person?
That's the question being asked by many Pennsylvanians who wonder why Kathleen Kane's actions too often don't match their expectations in electing her attorney general in 2012.
Kane stuck another pin into her credibility last week when, having challenged Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to take over a bribery investigation involving four city legislators, she pivoted and refused to give him the case files.
An e-mailed letter from Kane to Williams' office reportedly alleged that the district attorney has an apparent conflict of interest because at least two of the Democratic legislators accused of taking money from an informant endorsed Williams for election in 2009. That excuse seems flimsy when one considers the multitude of endorsements Kane received when she ran to become the first woman and the first Democrat to be elected attorney general. She took an oath not to let political ties keep her from doing her job. So did Williams. Yet she asserts that his endorsements would taint an investigation.