Tom Wolf told the gathered crowd this week, "I'm going to be an unconventional governor."
Actually, Mr. Wolf already is. The only person to defeat a sitting governor in the four decades that Pennsylvania has allowed its chief executive a second term, Mr. Wolf is also the only Democrat in the country who picked off a Republican governor at a time when his party's record was only slightly less calamitous than that of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It's my first full-day as Governor of Pennsylvania, but I had to take a moment to say thanks.
You took a chance on a different kind of leader -- one who isn't a product of the political system -- and I'll never forget that I'm here because of people like you who care deeply about our commonwealth.
As governor, I will do everything in my power to make Pennsylvania a place where jobs pay, schools teach, and government works.