Thursday, September 07, 2006

Quote, unquote

"When you’re caught breaking the law, it takes truly stunning audacity to announce that it proves your opponent is corrupt."
-- Joel McNally, in a Shepherd Express column on Congressman Mark Green, the State Elections Board, and illegal PAC money.

11 Comments:

At 10:47 AM, Blogger TRBlog said...

Spin, Spin, Spin....
He wasn't breaking any laws when he deposited the money.
If Doyle gets re-elected crime does pay.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Paul_Robeson said...

trblog, please encourage Mark Green to stick to his guns and hold onto that money through Nov. 7, regardless of what the properly constituted legal authorities say. I am sure that the issue will fade away to nothing. . .

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger Sherman said...

So let me get this straight. Green's best defense here is that he deposited the special interest money before the State Elections Board made it illegal to deposit the special interest money and he's not going to give the special interest money back and everyone should donate more money to him to make up for the special interest money he has to give back. Oh yeah, and he's going sue somebody about all of this too.

Now there's a platform that will resonate with voters!

Just stay on message Congressman.

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger stop the gaga said...

No, let's get this straight...despite the SEB attorney opinion that it was legal, the five spineless walk-behinders that voted for this crap, conveniently fogetting that Barrett pulled this same stunt, only to have a blind eye turned, need be less beholden to party and more to neutrality. Take this to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and let them decide.

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger Harry Walker said...

This is sloppy and Green's folks should have seen it coming and done more to prepare for it. This smells a lot like the odd refusal to get rid of the Tom De Lay money. Republicans all across the country were running from De Lay, but Green stuck it out and got dinged over and over again. He's doing the same thing now and should be asking himself if it is worth the money in the long run.

I would think that someone already carrying a heaping helping of Washington baggage as a congressman might want to leave a little bit of that behind him. sometimes the path of least resistance is a good way to go. What high ground Green may have had on campaign finance issues is flying out the window now.

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Whirl-Away said...

Thanks alot, Scott Walker! Thanks for falling on the sword for this empty suit!!

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger badgervan said...

Refusing to return this money, a confusing position on stem cell research, the old reliable "tax cuts for all" while our highways and schools suffer - these "positions" are absolutely killing Green and Graul with the average responsible Wisconsin voter. Pure incompetence.

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger grumps said...

If it was, indeed a purely partisan action by the SEB, why did one of the Republican appointees abstain? Could they not bring themselves to support this blatant end run around state limits?

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Paul_Robeson said...

Putting aside the transparent stupidity of most of his positions, Green's campaign just seems adrift. I don't get what kind of argument they're making for his candidacy. What's the package, exactly?

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger Paul_Robeson said...

I'm not making this up -- the state GOP has filed a complaint against the campaign of . . . Tom Barrett.

Honest. Not from The Onion.

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger tom47 said...

The GOP filing a complaint against the Barrett campaign -- are you serious? The gang that could not shoot straight. Let me see if I understand this "Green is right Doyle is wrong and Barrett is wrong -- how or how can that be?

 

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