1. DeKalb Wonkette says:

    Think twice before throwing stones. Balfour is a talented legislator. If the allegations in the indictment are true, it means that even the best among us are vulnerable.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      My opinion would be different if Balfour had tucked his tail and left the stage, but he didn’t.

      These charges could well be the tip of an unethical iceberg of a size we’ll never know. Conviction of willful petty thievery disqualifies application of the adjective best.

  2. NoTeabagging says:

    {Redacted – Putting an emoticon doesn’t mean you’re still not slandering someone. Don’t do that again. Charlie} 😉

      • NoTeabagging says:

        Sorry Charlie, I was answering the headline question which appeared to be in jest anyway. I was not intending to make a libelous statement or character accusation. Thanks for looking out and removing!

  3. rrrrr says:

    In reply to the caption – is a frog’s butt watertight?

    The level almost reeks of petty cash.
    I wonder if campaign funds somewhere along the way covered the bond or maybe a Waffle breakfast special?

  4. benevolus says:

    OK defenders… It may not be a ton of money, but did he know about it? Did he do it in purpose? Did he LIE about it?

    • saltycracker says:

      If he does his expense reports, yes.
      If his staff completes his expense reports and responds to all inquiries without his knowledge, maybe.

      • Charlie says:

        Not only did he have to sign a sworn statement that they were true, he was the one man audit committee of the Senate (in violation of Senate Rules and Georgia Law) that oversaw the expense reimbursement program.

        These “oversights” were brought to his attention in 2010. He didn’t bother to do anything about trying to pay them back until ethics charges were filed two years later.

        It’s part of the systematic arrogance and abuse of power that was Rules Chairman Balfour. It may not be much money, but the tax evasion that put Al Capone in prison really wasn’t what made Al Capone Al, either.

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