Wednesday, March 28, 2007

EXCLUSIVE: Personnel Board hearing officer is Chandler contributor

John Ryan, the Frankfort attorney who ruled in favor of Ben Chandler supporter Mike Duncan in his Personnel Board case against the Transportation Cabinet, was himself a Chandler supporter and a contributor to Chandler's 2003 gubernatorial campaign.

According to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance online searchable database, Ryan contributed $200 to the Chandler gubernatorial campaign on Oct. 22, 2003.

Duncan, of course, was an employee of Chandler's when Chandler was attorney general, and was also a contributor to Chandler's campaign. Duncan gave the maximum of $1,000 for both the primary and general elections in 2003.

So a Chandler supporter and contributor rules in favor of another Chandler supporter and contributor in a personnel case occurring in the administration of the governor who beat Chandler. Is that a coincidence?

We'll bet you won't see THIS reported in the mainstream Fletcher-hating press.


At 9:50 PM, March 28, 2007, Blogger jefferson poole said...

OOOOOhhh! Chandler is irrelevant to this issue. Sorry.

At 11:41 PM, March 28, 2007, Blogger K-Pac II said...

You are kidding, right?

In this case the Transportation Cabinet acted perfectly within the law. Until a merit system employee goes off probation, they are the same as any other at-will employee of any private employer in the state and can be let go at any time for any reason, or no reason at all.

The Transportation Cabinet acted legally, and yet a Chandler supporter issues a recommendation favorable to another Chandler supporter and against the Fletcher administration, and you see everything as being hunky-dory? You don't see any problems of perception with that? Any reasonable doubt?

Your hatred of Fletcher blinds you to the facts of this case. When a Chandler-supporter hearing officer disregards the law to protect another Chandler supporter, that's cause for alarm.


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