Archive for the 'Ethics' Category

More On Anh Cao’s Victory And GOP’s Response

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Louisiana, Republicans, Video

MSNBC checks out the new Congressman we wrote about yesterday here and here. One thing I want to focus on is how House Minority leader John Boehner characterized this victory… In a memo to colleagues called “The Time is Cao,” Boehner says that Anh “Joseph” Cao’s win over Jefferson in a heavily Democratic district points […]

December 9th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Stevens: “I Am Innocent”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Law, Palin, Republicans

Well, looks like he’s going to fight the conviction, but his claim of prosecutorial misconduct seems rather weak. I mean, Ted, the prosecutors didn’t remodel your home and put all that furniture in your house for free. In any event, from Stevens website comes the following statement… “I am obviously disappointed in the verdict but […]

October 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Is Palin Asking Stevens To Step Down?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Law, Palin, Republicans

I found Palin’s response today to one of the biggest ethics scandal in her state to be pretty clear code for “Get lost old man.” Here’s what she said… “The verdict shines a light on the corrupting influence of the big oil service company that was allowed to control too much of our state. It […]

October 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

ANP: Voters Sue Pennsylvania, Election Official Scoffs

By American News Project | Related entries in D.C., Democrats, Discuss, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Elections, Electoral College, Ethics, In The News, Internet, Media, News, Pennsylvania, Polls, Race, Video, Voting, WTF?

Hi, this is Danielle Ivory at the American News Project in DC. Thanks to Justin Gardner for allowing us to post story items here! We’ll start doing this regularly next week. Just by way of introduction, the ANP is an independent non-profit video news organization in DC. We produce pieces for the web, but offer […]

October 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Sarah And Todd Palin Giving Depositions Friday

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Law, Palin

The second TrooperGate investigation gets under way soon. Today is not a good day to be a Palin… The Alaska Personnel Board is conducting the investigation, led by an independent counsel. It will be the first deposition of the Alaska governor, but the second inquiry into the matter. The first investigation by the Alaska state […]

October 21st, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Anchorage Daily News: Palin Is Lying

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Palin

Her “hometown” paper fires back in one of the more strongly worded editorials I’ve seen this campaign season. Again, I don’t know how she thought she was going to get away with it, but the press is now hammering her for trying to spin her way out of these ethics findings, thus ensuring that the […]

October 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

More On Palin’s Ethics Violations In TrooperGate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Palin, Video

TODAY has the story… They won’t let her spin her way out of this. My guess is that this is the final nail in the McCain/Palin coffin. If people didn’t trust her before, now they have a real reason not to support her. Tweet

October 13th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

More Investigation To Go In TrooperGate?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Law, McCain, Palin

The Branchflower report and the McCain camp’s clearly dishonest spin was bad enough, but it looks like the McCain campaign opened up Palin to even more scrutiny when they didn’t even need to. From Newsweek: Some weeks ago, the McCain team devised a plan to have Palin file an ethics complaint against herself with the […]

October 13th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

ABC News: Palin Lying About TrooperGate Findings

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Law, Palin

Again, I don’t why she thought she was going to get away with this, but maybe she’s not used to reporters asking more follow up questions. From Jake Tapper… One can make the argument, as Palin and her allies have tried to do, that this investigation — launched by a bipartisan Republican-controlled legislative body — […]

October 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

TrooperGate Findings Undermine Palin’s Reform Message

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Law, Palin

First, the McCain camp and Palin herself are saying that the investigation found no laws were broken or nothing unethical was done. On the first count they’re right. No laws were broken. But do you know why she didn’t break any laws? Because the employment law states she A) could either fire him for any […]

October 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »