Ox Has More Subpoenas He Would Prefer You Not Focus On

That lib’ral AJC is at it again, daring to print stories about John Oxendine and his continuing trouble with the State Ethics Commission. Seems they just won’t leave the fact that he appears to have illegally laundered over $120,000 in illegal campaign contributions through a bunch of Alabama PACs.

In the subpoenas, the commission demands that the State Mutual Insurance Company and the Admiral Life Insurance Company produce correspondence, documents, e-mails “or any other forms of communication” between company officials and 10 Alabama political action committees.

The subpoenas also requests banks records, including copies of checks, wire transfers and bank statements, regarding any payments made by the insurance companies to the PACs that gave a combined $120,000 to Oxendine’s campaign.

Georgia’s Ethics-in-Government Act prohibits officials from taking money directly from companies they regulate. The law also prohibits funneling money through PACs to get around contribution limits of $12,200 per candidate in a normal election cycle.

I can only assume that Ox was tired of Nathan Deal getting all the earned media over ethics issues. We’re glad to see Ox back fighting for what is rightfully his: Negative earned press.

108 comments

  1. chefdavid says:

    Please Please Please Jib Jab, Please come to Georgia and make a video of the Governor’s race for all the illegal ghetto hunting grandmothers that think the president was born in another nation and want us to Succeed from the nation.

  2. Chris says:

    ” he appears to have illegally laundered over $120,000 ”

    He didn’t launder the money. His good friend Yancey laundered the money. He just didn’t ask questions when $120,000 in checks arrived in his PO Box.

  3. EastCobb says:

    Someone who wishes to be the next Governor should publicly request the documents be provided. Continued refusal to assist in the production to the State Ethics Commission simply enforces the, likely well-founded, fear of public inspection.

  4. iamnotasocialist says:

    I’m really sorry here. Can someone tell me why the Georgia GOP apparently has a dearth of candidates without ethics violations or potential criminal activity? I mean, come on folks. Oxendine AND Deal (…mcberry). I dislike her, but I mean Karen Handel is by far your best bet.

    • Mayonnaise says:

      Hillary Handel ignored a security breach that put hundreds of thousands of business at risk for identity theft. No thanks.

      • iamnotasocialist says:

        Well then, that winnows it down even more. So out are Deal, McDiddles, Ox, and Handel. Who, pray tell, does that leave?

        • dj says:

          Sue Everhart’s insistance on the Oath eliminated the best candidate for GA GOP…I personally would appreciate all of the posters circulating petitions for Ray Boyd…

          • Doug Grammer says:

            Sue can not subjectively enforce rules. I predict that Boyd will not get enough signatures and his 15 minutes of fame will be over. We will find out soon enough.

            • dj says:

              All the Democrats will circulate for him in hopes that he will be the spoiler. The GA GOP Oath is ridiculous…and I realize that you can’t admit it, but clearly changes are in order about the whole process.

      • Lady Thinker says:

        So how long have you worked for Eric Johnson? Are you one of the people Sonny gave permission to leave so you can work for Eric?

        • Jim Bob says:

          LT,

          If they Sonny you are referring to is the Gov, then he is a Handel man. As for giving permission to leave, well, the Handel camp is full of Perdue thugs.

          • Lady Thinker says:

            Several people have mentioned a rumor going around the capitol that Governor Perdue plans to come out in support of Eric Johnson’s campaign, you know, the Eric who resigned his post to run for governor? The first time I heard the rumor, I filed it under “let’s see if I hear this again.” Then I heard it a second time, a third time, and a fourth. So I decided to research how many Perdue staffers Johnson has and how many Karen has. It’s looking like there may be some truth to the Eric rumor. Which one of these people are you posting under an assumed name on PP?

            I went to the Campaign Disclosures for both of Sonny Perdue’s terms, then to Eric Johnson’s Campaign Disclosures, and to Karen Handel’s because you keep saying that Karen is Sonny’s gal and that Karen is in Sonny’s pocket. Here is what I found out about who is working for Eric. As for Karen, I will let you do that research for yourself because I shouldn’t have all the fun.

            1) Derrick Dickey (Deputy Comms Director in Gov’s Office and Comms Director for 2006 Campaign) now lead consultant for Eric Johnson.

            2) Ben Fry (body guy for Sonny) now campaign manager for Eric Johnson.

            3) Edens Davis & Joey Lee low-level staffers for Perdue campaign and now Eric Johnson’s Campaign.

            4) Glen Bolger and Public Opinion Strategies — pollster for Perdue campaign, now for Eric Johnson’s campaign.

            5) Rebecca Grant Commiskey — deputy finance director for Perdue campaign, Finance Director for Eric Johnson.

            6) FSB Legal/Doug Chalmers — lawyer for Perdue campaign, now for Eric Johnson campaign.

            I will give you a site for the interview that Johnson gave when announced that he would challenge Casey for his Lieutenant Governor seat and hired not only Perdue staffers, but also a Reynolds family member to help with that campaign. Wonder why he decided not to run against Cagle?

            http://savannahnow.com/node/638916

  5. strident_hack says:

    Alamerica Bank and its insurance affiliate + Donald Watkins + convicted HealthSouth CEO Richard Scruschy + convicted Dem Governor Don Seigelman + unindicted co-conspirator former Mayor Richard Arrington = quite a group of strange bedfellows for the Ox man.

  6. In The Arena says:

    Anyone got a guess on when the Oxendine indictment drops? I’m putting the over/under at two weeks.

    • Mozart says:

      Yawn. Indictment for what? “Money laundering” has a specific legal definition, and Oxendine did not engage in it.

      Hey, I like smacking the Ox as much as the next anonymous blogger, but I’m not going to participate in speculating stupidly on things that will not happen.

      • Ambernappe says:

        I just read an essay on American Thinker.com regarding a Commencement Address by Michelle Obama to the George Washington University Class of 2010. Several responders to the article mentioned that Michelle “Ma Belle” was disbarred from the practice of law. I do not remember ever reading why Insurance Secretary John Oxendine left the practice of law in Georgia. Does anyone know ?

        • ByteMe says:

          Mrs. Obama was not “disbarred”. She voluntarily allowed her law license to go “inactive” and could re-activate it at any time if that was the type of work she wanted to do.

          I have no idea why Ox left the practice of law, but being insurance commissioner since 1995 could be a logical reason.

  7. hugoblacksupreme says:

    I am guessing about 3 months. It will take time to sort out the donations. Oh, and it will be someone in his camp but not him.

  8. John Konop says:

    Barnes has to be laughing at the GOP! Does GOP want Barnes to win?

    Deal has financial scandal and was out raising money with Mark “the sexual predator” Foley.

    OX we all know that issue ie the post!

    • Lady Thinker says:

      Have you noticed how strangely quite SFraizer, KariDee, and ReaganRepublican have been to your post regarding Deal and Foley? Maybe they approve of sex predator Foley because he is Deal’s friend.

      • Will Harrison says:

        Congressman Deal was one of the three authors and sponsors of Megan’s Law and was a prosecuting attorney that put child molesters behind bars. I think his record is pretty solid on that front.

        • Will Harrison says:

          And if you have ANY evidence that Mark Foley is/was Nathan Deal’s friend, then I would love to see it.

          • Lady Thinker says:

            I will refer you to John Konop as he has that evidence and has posted it on another site. I just can’t remember which one you need to access to read it.

          • John Konop says:

            Here it is Will!

            …….File this one under the department of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”:

            That Grand Old Partier, Republican Congressman John Sweeney (R-NY) formed a fundraising committee less than three weeks ago with sexual predator ex-Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL). The unfortunate name of their new Republican fundraising venture? It’s called PROM.

            That’s right, it’s called PROM. Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up. It stands for Physicians to Retain Our Majority.

            This comes to us from Liz Benjamin’s NY political blog, Capitol Confidential at The Albany Times Union (via Roll Call):

            Roll Call today has a report about a new joint fundraising committee created by ex-U.S. Rep. Mark Foley and a number of his former Republican congressional colleagues that goes by the (in light of recent events) unfortunate name of PROM – Physicians to Retain Our Majority.

            (Sorry, Roll Call is subscription only, general link is best I could do).

            Members of the committee, include two New Yorkers – John Sweeney (20th CD) and Sue Kelly (19th CD) – as well as Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, who is a member of the House Page Board and was not told of the Foley emails when the issue came up earlier this year.
            Evidently, the committee had an event last month, according to the NRCC Web site:

            Event: You are cordially invited to P.R.O.M. Night: Physicians to Retain our Majority With Honorary Chairman of the Red Rooster Leadership PAC Nathan Deal……..

            http://www.answerbag.com/article/Mark+Foley's+PROM+Date+With+Cong.+John+Sweeney+(R-NY)/6937b5a6-2379-b458-bf6d-8cba7577bdea/prom-planning

            • Jim Bob says:

              And Handel is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans.

              The only person that would hang around a gay child molestor is Handel. She’s proven it!!

                • John Konop says:

                  Jim Bob,

                  First I have no idea if you are telling the truth about Karen Handel or not and do not care. Second the issue about Mark Foley is not that his is gay, it was that he is a sexual predator. And I would hope you agree it is unacceptable to be a gay or straight sexual predator? Third I have no issue with the Long Cabin Republicans but I do have an issue with sexual predators. Finally why do you think it was proper for Nathan Deal to raise money with Mark Foley after he was caught being a sexual predator?

                  • Jim Bob says:

                    It is absolutely disgusting that someone would help raise money for a sexual predator.

                    I checked your statement of facts. He did not raise money for Foley after he was caught being a sexual predator. And, frankly, that was such an outrageous accusation that anyone would raise money for this type of person. Thus the reason I checked up on it.

                    In fact, after the disgusting facts about Foley came out, Deal supported the effort for those lobbyists who wanted their money back.

                    • John Konop says:

                      Jim Bob,

                      Read, Nathan Deal did raise the money after Foley got caught!

                      …..Roll Call today has a report about a new joint fundraising committee created by ex-U.S. Rep. Mark Foley and a number of his former Republican congressional colleagues that goes by the (in light of recent events) unfortunate name of PROM – Physicians to Retain Our Majority…..

                • Lady Thinker says:

                  David,

                  Great comback! While pedophiles are everywhere, the priesthood seem to have more than its share.

            • Lady Thinker says:

              Thanks John, I knew you were the best person to answer Will Harrison’s question.

              • Jim Bob says:

                Except that he didn’t answer it. Call the campaign they will tell you just what they told me.

                LT, I expected more of you than to believe some really bogus charge. Just call them and ask like I did. That goes for you too, John.

                • Ambernappe says:

                  Jim Bob,

                  Please call the Deal Campaign and request a copy of ANY contract between the former Representative, his business associate, and the State of Georgia.

            • Henry Waxman says:

              This article provides absolutely ZERO evidence that Deal and Foley are/were friends. This is five degrees of separation AT BEST.

              1. Deal helped found a Leadership PAC and put an executive director in charge of that PAC.

              2. The executive director of this PAC contracted with a fundraiser, Hammond & Associates (they are even mentioned in the article).

              3. Hammond & Associates organized an event on behalf of two of their clients, Red Rooster and P.R.O.M.

              4. Hammond & Associates were under a contract established by the executive director or other staff member of P.R.O.M.

              5. P.R.O.M.’s executive director was hired by a group of a dozen lawmakers that happened to include Rep. Foley, and IT IS POSSIBLE that Rep. Foley COULD HAVE been involved in the selection of the executive director of P.R.O.M.

              That’s a very, very weak connection. You would be better off trying to connect them by the fact that were often in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the same time to vote. At least then, you are putting them in the same room together.

          • Doug Grammer says:

            Will,

            I went to the FEC webpage http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/norcomsea.shtml and did a search for “Physicians to Retain our Majority.”

            It show contributions from Red Rooster PAC, which is headed by Congressman Deal, and funds going out to about 15 candidates, none of whom are Foley. So apparently Congressman Deal is guilty of giving money to other GOP candidates….the shame.

            This is the original blog from Liz Benjamin. In it, she cites the San Francisco Chronicle (says LA times, but that is not what the link leads to.) and something in Roll Call that can’t be found. She is a NY bloger / media person, but she has a wiki entry. I can’t verify how accurate she is or which way she leans politically. I would guess left. It looks like a poorly done smear job that could be reposted and accepted as true from those who are quick to believe all they read.

            http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/2350/a-prom-for-foley-kelly-and-sweeney/

            The San Francisco Chronicle mentioned that Foley contributed to the page’s proms, but that apparently has ZERO to do with “Physicians to Retain our Majority.”

            http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/04/MNGI9LHSVO1.DTL

            I could find no mention in Roll call of any association with Foley and “Physicians to Retain our Majority.”

            If any can prove any real links, I will read them, but let’s not go by the standard of I read it on the internet so it must be true.

              • John Konop says:

                More about the story!

                Roll Call today has a report about a new joint fundraising committee created by ex-U.S. Rep. Mark Foley and a number of his former Republican congressional colleagues that goes by the (in light of recent events) unfortunate name of PROM – Physicians to Retain Our Majority.

                (Sorry, Roll Call is subscription only, general link is best I could do). Â

                Members of the committee, Â include two New Yorkers – John Sweeney (20th CD) and Sue Kelly (19th CD) -Â as well as Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, who is a member of the House Page Board and was not told of the Foley emails when the issue came up earlier this year.

                Evidently, the committee had an event last month, according to the NRCC Web site:

                Event: You are cordially invited to P.R.O.M. Night: Physicians to Retain our Majority With Honorary Chairman of the Red Rooster Leadership PAC Nathan Deal
                Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.Â
                Location: B. Smiths Restaurant 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE Washington, DCÂ
                Details: RSVP to Tom Hammond or Jill Pasqualetto Hammond & Associates P. 703-548.6916 F. 703.548.5048

                The name of this committee, which helps candidates tap new donor bases, is doubly unfortuate when you consider this passage from an Oct. 3 LA Times story:

                “The pages did, however, receive a lot of attention from Foley. He attended one of their parties in a tuxedo. He donated to the fundraiser that helps pay for their prom and spoke admiringly about them in floor speeches.”

                This is the second joint fundraising committee Sweeney has helped form. The first was BOMP – Bowling for Our Majority Party – of which Foley is not a member.

                UPDATE #1: It seems both Sweeney and Kelly are having a bit of trouble with the FEC filing requirements.

                UPDATE #2: Sweeney’s Deputy Chief of Staff Melissa Carlson says the campaign has addressed that FEC issue. She also noted the congressman’s Democratic challenger, Kirsten Gillibrand, has some FEC issues of her own.

                UPDATE # 3: A reader pointed out the odd timing of all of this:

                Papers to create PROM were filed with the FEC Sept. 19. (The statement of organization form was dated Sept. 18). Sweeney filed notice of his involvement with PROM on Sept. 26 – the same day as the PROM event. Foley resigned Sep. 29.

                I wonder what he’s going to do with that PROM cash…

                http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/2350/a-prom-for-foley-kelly-and-sweeney/

              • John Konop says:

                FYI

                As was posted it was a subscription only link via Roll Call is why you can find it at Roll Call.

                …. (Sorry, Roll Call is subscription only, general link is best I could do)…..

                • Will Harrison says:

                  If I am reading things correctly, Physicians to Retain Our Majority is a political fundraising organization that was founded by over a DOZEN Republican lawmakers, which happens to include Foley, LONG BEFORE anyone knew that Foley was sending inappropriate AOL Instant Messages to former Congressional pages.

                  So…just because Mark Foley’s name was one of MANY names attached to the founding of this fundraising organization (P.R.O.M.), and this organization (which was NOT run by Foley) was associated with a fundraiser that was associated with a Leadership PAC that was founded by (but not run by) Nathan Deal, then you’re saying that Deal supports Foley???

                  That’s a logical leap of epic and intellectually dishonest proportions, and I know you are smart enough to realize that.

                  If you want to play the Six Degrees of Separation Game, I’m sure we can link ANY elected official with ANY other elected official.

                  For example, Karen Handel was a senior staffer for Sonny Perdue and attended the frequent NGA meetings that Sonny Perdue had with Rod Blagojevich, Eliot Spitzer, Jim McGreevey, John G. Rowland. Therefore, Karen Handel supports all of the actions of these corrupt governors.

                  • John Konop says:

                    Will Harrison,

                    You are way more socially liberal than me! As I said I am open to doing business with anyone regardless to religion, race….. BUT no way would I help create or associate myself with known sexual predator!

                    …Roll Call today has a report about a new joint fundraising committee created by ex-U.S. Rep. Mark Foley and a number of his former Republican congressional colleagues ….

                    • John Konop says:

                      Jim Bob,

                      I have no issue if you, Mark Foley and Nathan Deal are gay. My issue is when any of you use your power to abuse minors and or adults that work for sex.

                    • Doug Grammer says:

                      Jim Bob,

                      When someone tells you about a NEW pac to keep the majority, it’s obviously from before Nov 2006. I always doubt things that can’t be proven, such as you can only get it from a subscription…especially when it’s at least 2 years old.

                    • Jim Bob says:

                      John,

                      I used to respect you and your posts. Not anymore, not after this hogwash. I mean you could at least come up with something that is half way believable.

                    • John Konop says:

                      Jim Bob,

                      Studies show that people who gay bash tend to be in the closet and are hiding something. I am not saying you are gay nor do I care, but if you are it is your business. And my other point, it is ironic your candidate Deal was fund raising with a known gay sexual predator while you guys gay bash.

                    • ReaganRepublican says:

                      John you ought to move to Canada where the government has taken away free speech for pastors by not allowing them to preach from Romans 1. We are not gay bashing, we are being obedient. It’s our blind obedience to God’s word which our good Lord required called faith that you really have a problem with. You are what the apostle Paul calls an anti-Christ (not to be confused with the “Antichrist). I always thought of you as someone that may be wrong, but you had honor. Lying shows no honor, you have lost face on the peach pundit..

                    • Jim Bob says:

                      Hey ***hole Liar (aka, John),

                      I never said I was a Deal supporter.

                      Unlike you, I called their campaign office to find out the truth. Just like I call other candidates to check out claims made at them.

                      As far as “gay bashing”, well, no one has made any derogatory comment about them. But I’m sure you will continue to lie about that, as well.

                      And to think, I used to consider you as someone who was intellectual, logical and fair…….

                    • Henry Waxman says:

                      John, it is important to note that Leadership PACs are run by staff – not the Members whose names are associated with their establishment.

                      It appears that P.R.O.M. and the Red Rooster PAC were both using the same contracted fundraising group, Hammond & Associates: http://www.thehammondgrp.com/

                      I really don’t see how Deal’s Leadership PAC staffers contracting with the same fundraisers as the staffers for a Leadership PAC that was associated with Foley (among a dozen other Members) somehow makes Deal directly associated with Foley.

                      Will Harrison is correct in that you could more easily associate Karen Handel with Eliot Spitzer by the simple fact that they attended the same meetings together. At least that connection puts them in the same room together – unlike the Deal situation where the staff of a PAC he helped found hired the same fundraising group as the staff from a PAC associated with a dozen Members of Congress, which happened to include a Member who later did something very bad.

                    • John Konop says:

                      Henry Waxman,

                      In all due respect as I have said in the past you have a tough job standing up for your candidate and Deal should thank you. At the end of day Barnes will run and ad with Mark Foley and Nathan Deal if he is the candidate and we all know what will happen.

                      I do enjoy reading your comments about issues and hope you keep posting.

            • B Balz says:

              Good work, Mr. Grammer! When rumor and innuendo is on the menu du jour, it is nice to see some folks prefer the Varsity team.

            • Henry Waxman says:

              That’s a good point, Doug. Where is the evidence that Rep. Foley was associated with P.R.O.M. in 2006????

              • John Konop says:

                GUYS IT WAS CLEAR!

                ….Roll Call today has a report about a new joint fundraising committee created by ex-U.S. Rep. Mark Foley and a number of his former Republican congressional colleagues that goes by the (in light of recent events) unfortunate name of PROM – Physicians to Retain Our Majority……

                ……Event: You are cordially invited to P.R.O.M. Night: Physicians to Retain our Majority With Honorary Chairman of the Red Rooster Leadership PAC Nathan Deal

                Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.Â

                Location: B. Smiths Restaurant 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE Washington, DCÂ

                Details: RSVP to Tom Hammond or Jill Pasqualetto Hammond & Associates P. 703-548.6916 F. 703.548.5048……..

              • Doug Grammer says:

                Henry,

                I’ve looked and can’t find any documented evidence of Foley even being associated with P.R.O.M..

                There is an out of date blog that tries to spin it that way with a supposed report in Roll Call that you can’t see unless you have a subscription. I went to the FEC website and could find no links. Other than an out of date blog, I can find no proof whatsoever.

                • John Konop says:

                  The event was in many newspapers.

                  …Sept. 18, 2006: According to the Miami Herald, Keller joins three fellow Florida Republican congressman and nine other GOP reps to form a special fund- raising committee, Physicians to Retain Our Majority. One of the other Florida Republicans on the PROM committee? Now former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley….

                  http://www.orlandoweekly.com/FEATURES/story.asp?id=11098

                  ….A newspaper devoted to covering Capitol Hill reported Thursday that Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was a member of a group of 13 members of Congress – including scandal-riddled Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. – that jointly raised money from doctors.

                  Physicians to Retain Our Majority, which goes by the acronym PROM, held a single Washington, D.C., fundraiser where all 13 Republican members shared equally in the wealth, said Kent Gates, Capito’s consultant…..

                  http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_8022/is_20061006/ai_n43223088/

                  • John Konop says:

                    MORE!!!

                    It was a major campaign issue!

                    ….U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican, a member of the Page Board who says she was not told of Mark Foley’s e-mails to teenage male pages, is taking heat for her participation with Foley in the joint fundraising committee PROM – Physicians to Retain Our Majority.

                    A Capito consultant said PROM’s 13 members, which includes U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, equally shared the proceeds of the committee’s single fund-raiser on Sept. 26. The amount worked out to be about $12,000 apiece…..

                    http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/2363/foley-fallout-watch/

                    • Jim Bob says:

                      Once again,

                      Check your dates!! The event was before any of things about Foley came out. And once it did, Deal supported everyone getting their money back because he was as repulsed as everyone should be.

                      You are an absolute slanderer and bad human being to continue these lies.

                      I am not supporting anyone yet. But when I do, it will be because I have done my own research on all of the claims made about the candidates. Even the outrageous ones made by hateful people like you.

                    • Doug Grammer says:

                      Jim Bob,

                      From these links we can show a time line.

                      September 19, 2008 was the day the Foley story broke. Sept. 18, 2006 was the day P.R.O.M. was formed. Other than being one of 12 founding members, can anyone show that Foley had anything to do with PROM after it’s formation? He resigned from congress on September 29, 2008. The PROM event was on September 26. Should it have been cancelled due to one of the 12 founding members being outed as doing something they should not have? Would that have been fair to the other 11 members?

                      I’m sure the invitations had already been sent with less than 8 days before the event. I still haven’t seen anything that shows that Congressman Foley was in attendance at this PROM fund raiser, and even if he was, so what?

                      Foley did receive contributions on 09/26/2006, but the story was already public. Donors knew who they were giving to or perhaps they had already sent the checks and they were recorded as received on 9/26/06. Congressman Deal or Red Rooster didn’t give him any money or vise versa. I certianly haven’t seen any proof that Deal was in favor of the Foley’s bad behavior.

                    • John Konop says:

                      First the papers were filed the day the scandal hit. Second If Nathan Deal had any issue with raising money with “sexual predator” Mark Foley, he easily could have put out a statement. Third it was clear many in congress new of the prior complaints about Mark Foley abusing pages. Finally the Dems have already used this issue to win other seats in close races.

                      …..Papers to create PROM were filed with the FEC Sept. 19. (The statement of organization form was dated Sept. 18). Sweeney filed notice of his involvement with PROM on Sept. 26 – the same day as the PROM event. Foley resigned Sep. 29……

                      http://www.answerbag.com/article/Mark+Foley's+PROM+Date+With+Cong.+John+Sweeney+(R-NY)/6937b5a6-2379-b458-bf6d-8cba7577bdea/prom-planning

  9. fishtail says:

    Sonny Perdue wants to bring OX down so he won’t beat his gal Handel, so he has ordered the State Ethics Commission to go after the OX. Somehow the OX keeps plodding steadily along…

    • TheEiger says:

      Did Sonny also make Ox take $120,000 in illegal contributions? Nope, don’t think so. Your logic doesn’t work on that argument.

      • fishtail says:

        My logic is perfect. I am not defending OX. OX is vulnerable on this issue, and so Perdue has dispatched his trained dogs to bring him to heel…. makes logical sense that Perdue wants to do his part to help his hand-picked successor….so Perdue can be in the cat-bird seat after his exit from office to make sure he makes lots of $$$$ as a lobbyist….all perfect logic.

        • Dave Bearse says:

          All he needs a two years, and he reap k and pocket thousands, if not tens of thousands, annually on the seniors state income tax exemption conveniently enacted this year.

        • NorthGAGOP says:

          Let’s see Eric’s staff – Derrick, Ben, Billie, Joey….

          Handel staff – Dan

          That’s a fact jack

  10. Technocrat says:

    Obviously people don’t understand that no smart candidates directly see [until quarterly disclosure is prepared] or take funds, their financial and staff people handle everything and try to isolate the candidate from direct knowledge.
    Many staff people get bonuses based on what they raise.
    That allows the candidate to return dubious funds without liability if staff becomes over jealous in the shakedown.

      • ReaganRepublican says:

        I can understand your question LT. Karen has no staff left, they have left or she got rid of the only God fearing one she had–Angie…. The few Christians that were with her because of Angie have now left or are in the process of bailing…

        • ReaganRepublican says:

          Well, let us fully disclose. Silent Outrage is back on the pay rolls.. We all know who he is…

          • B Balz says:

            @PP Owners:

            This is the most scurrilous, libelous, and distasteful thread in the History of Peach Pundit.

            The only reference lacking is bestiality.

            • Lady Thinker says:

              BB,

              Didn’t Jim Jones profess to be a Christian before going to and after arriving at Jonestown? Notice how the Deal camp comments sound like some of the hate messages the Jones cult spewed before murdering all those innocent and misquided followers.

              Ox has his peccadillos with his subponea issues but Deal has boulders. It is getting really hard for me to decide which one is the most offensive.

  11. tonycatch22 says:

    When will people just look at the candidates ethics and make the right choice? Ox and Deal both are loaded with scandal and that is exactly what the GOP doesn’t need right now.

    • ReaganRepublican says:

      You are kidding? It is very clear that Deal did nothing wrong. He is the politician with no true ethics problems in the race. Handel does not have a truth to stand on. Eric is from New Orleans, I do not think I have to continue, this post covers Ox.
      WH put it best, “However, if you want to claim that Nathan Deal, a man with a thirty-year record of honorable public service, is corrupt, then maybe you want to start by getting your basic facts correct, and you should probably find something other than a claim that was so clearly without merit that the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (a Committee chaired by a Democrat) CHOSE NOT to even have a preliminary hearing on it.”
      Stop bearing false witness…

      • ready2rumble says:

        The house committee didn’t take it because Deal quit before they had a chance to. Deal said that there was no contract with the state. It was up to the head of the department to determine who had the exclusive right to inspect cars. When Deal found out he was going lose hundreds of thousands of dollars when th head of the department said he was going to put it out to bid, he used the power of his office to get the Lt Gov. to schedule a meeting and try to keep the sweet heart Deal. Georgia doesn’t need that kind of leadership.

        He is running on his leadership record in Congress, yet didn’t get anything done while he was there.

        • Doug Grammer says:

          Ready,

          If it were just about money, please explain why they aren’t still inspecting cars? They could have kept doing that. You ignore the fact the head of the department said he didn’t care about safety, just income.

  12. ReaganRepublican says:

    “On September 27, 2005, Handel received a contribution from Hamid Alaee. Four months later, Mr. Alaee’s company, Unique Design and Construction, received approval for a zoning modification from Handel and the Commission. Many other beneficiaries of Handel’s actions on the Fulton County Commission gave campaign contributions of up to $10,000, including Roberts Properties, Archer Western Contractors, Brown and Caldwell, Gresham Smith and Partners, John Controls, and others. In 2006, Handel received $10,000 from Fourth Quarter Properties, the real estate company involved in a notoriously shady land deal with Karen Handel’s old boss, Sonny Perdue.”

    http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf/2009/07/17/karen-handel-gay-marriage-and-some-bring-it-on-nonsense/

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