Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ernie Fletcher proved right again

Gov. Fletcher's enemies, both within the Republican Party and the Democrats, have been critical of his decision not to release the names of donors to his legal defense fund until he is legally required to do so. One of the reasons he cites is that he does not want to subject those donors to politically-motivated retribution from outgoing Attorney General Greg Stumbo, whose term will be over before disclosure is required.

Those who laughed off Fletcher's worries should take note that Stumbo is now investigating the posting of Patton administration phone messages for Crit Luallen by Brett Hall at kypolitics.org.

Through an anonymous source, Hall obtained messages taken for Luallen when she was Paul Patton's executive cabinet secretary. He caused a flap when he posted a message from former Patton staffer and current Democrat AG nominee Jack Conway that referred to former Congresswoman Anne Northup as "a bitch."

Upset that their dirty laundry was exposed in public, Conway and Luallen have been screaming bloody murder, and now they are getting their crony Stumbo to investigate what is really much ado about nothing.

Instead of getting upset over Hall publishing the phone messages. Luallen probably should take steps to ensure that her ex-employees remain loyal to her.

However this whole thing turns out, we think it proves Fletcher's point that Stumbo is motivated by politics for most everything he does, and that there is a real fear of retribution from the AG's office against those who want to help Fletcher (who is not a rich man) pay the legal bills he amassed from two years of defending himself against Stumbo's power play attempt to wrest control of the state back from Republicans and put it back into Democrat hands, where he and other like-minded folks believe it belongs by birthright.


At 9:33 AM, June 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:54 AM, June 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ernie needs to release the names of donors to his secret fund in the interest of full disclosure and good government.

At 1:12 PM, June 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:54, and I suppose you will contribute to those contributors' lawyer fees when Stumbo indicts them for "conspiracy to defend a Republican?"

At 3:40 PM, June 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:54 the names should be released. By the way I also think they should be released as the law dictates. If you want them released early change the law, otherwise give it a break.

How many other campaigns released their donation reports early as Miller did? How many released them as prescribed by law? Good for the goose is good for the gander you know!


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