One state official may be regretting he didn’t update his list of phone numbers before he faxed a message critical of Gov. Sonny Perdue to the governor’s chief of staff instead of the chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia as he intended.
Members of Perdue’s staff were chuckling over the mistake Wednesday when they discovered a fax from David Moskowitz, an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer who serves as a member of the State Ethics Commission. That’s the bipartisan panel that is supposed to judge complaints of ethical violations made against political candidates.
The fax, with a cover sheet from Moskowitz’s law firm, included a program from last week’s Republican fund-raising dinner that listed the major donors. The cover sheet was addressed to Bobby Kahn, chairman of the Democratic Party, and the man who had served as the governor’s chief of staff under the previous administration – the one Perdue defeated – Roy Barnes.
If a Republican did that, the Democrats would be clamoring for his resignation. I assume the GOP will be doing the same. But, I won’t hold my breath for Mr. Moskowitz’s resignation.