Diebold is hiring a Democratic appointee of Cathy Cox’s. Doesn’t Diebold know it is only suppose to hire and surreptitiously aid Republicans?! We can’t let this stand. Pretty soon Democrats will start winning elections just like the GOP — by stealing them via Diebold!
The former director of the state’s elections division has accepted a job with Diebold Election Systems, the company that supplied Georgia’s $75 million electronic voting machine system.
Kathy Rogers was appointed by outgoing Secretary of State Cathy Cox in 2002 and resigned as director on Nov. 30. In her new job with Diebold, she will serve as a liaison between Diebold and elections officials nationwide.
Luckily Karen Handel and Tex McIver are on the case.
Seriously, I agree with Secretary of State-elect Handel. There should be a cooling off period for appointees and elected officials both when going to work in the private sector to lobby their former government employers. More power to Ms. Rogers for getting hired by Diebold — she’s an obvious choice given the work she did getting Diebold machines in place in Georgia. But, there needs to be a period of time before she gets busy lobbying Georgia’s elected officials now that she’s headed there.
I do think she’ll be able to use her experience as an excellent example of how well the Diebold machines can work — and overcome the mass hysteria about Diebold stealing elections for Republicans, something we’d still be hearing about from the left if the Democrats had not been successful in November.