November 10, 2007
On the one hand, an endorsement for Rudy G. from an icon of the Christian Right should be a dream come true for a man with his reputation and views, but think about it. Pat Robertson. Yikes! Suppose Rudy gets the GOP nomination. How will he cleanse himself? A dip into the East River perhaps? Robertson and his nutty positions will haunt Rudy.
Scott Jensen gets a new trial. Another bad dream or just luck? Here is what the Jury Foreman told Mike Nichols of JS: "He used our money, our tax dollars, to pay salaries of people who helped support Republican campaigns. I think the average citizen would be appalled if they sat through what we did at trial." He went on, "The evidence revealed that state employees were working 70-80% of their time for political campaigns on our dime. A gazillion dimes." But "Scooter" gets a new trial and that will be another wake-up call to the citizens of the once-clean and progressive state of Wisconsin.
So the Caucus scandal is back just in time to remind us of AT&T lobbying on the cable deregulation bill. See Wisconsin Democracy campaign's analysis--"Cable Bill Supporters Got 12 Times More Than Foes." A total of $1.2 million in campaign contributions from supporters. Whoa Nelly! Will Wisconsin voters connect the dots? You betcha. They may "drop a dime" on the AT&T 23.
And Rudy had a nightmare to go with his Pat Robertson dream. His business partner and friend, "defiant" Bernard Kerik, like Jensen, will get a chance to go to trial on corruption charges. In a classic NYT understatement, "Charges of Corruption May Cast a Shadow on '08 Campaign." Yah think?
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