August 18, 2005

First domino in Ohio Republican scandals falls

Republican Governor Taft of Ohio has just pleaded no contest to the corruption charges detailed in this article in the NY Times. Of course, he evaded jail time.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, with rampant corruption being exposed involving multiple millions of dollars in misappropriated, lost, and stolen goods and money involving top officials of the Republican party.

17 Comments:

At 8/18/2005 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you are making it look like you are aginst Republican, the gig is up Dope. Everyone now knows your are a registered Republican!

 
At 8/18/2005 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a phoney this DOPE is. For months he's been spinning Diehard and Maybesomeday. Now it comes out that the Dope is a Republican. What a loser!

 
At 8/18/2005 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay DOPER, we have had enough of your fake Democrat stands! Be yourself and advocate for the right to work!

 
At 8/18/2005 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the Dope's name is about to be unvieled by the headusher?

 
At 8/18/2005 11:28 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Nice tantrum. What a maroon.

 
At 8/18/2005 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Dope really a Republican?

 
At 8/18/2005 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a deep breath, boys and girls, slow this train down a few miles per hour.

Let's get back to issues rather than name calling.

 
At 8/18/2005 11:48 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I'm about this close to just deleting all of HeadUsher's little melt-down. It's ridiculous.

What a childish display!

 
At 8/18/2005 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go ahead DOPE, you have a long history deleting posts you don't agree with or can conrtol!

Childish is the fact that you write about others, but don't want anyone to know your name. All that is about to change!

 
At 8/18/2005 11:59 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Threaten on...
Keep proving what a jerk you are.
You can say I'm whoever you want. It won't make a bit of difference.

 
At 8/18/2005 12:02 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Let's see, I've been Porter McNeil, Mike Jacobs, Chris Beiderbecke, Mike Boland, Rich Miller's Dad, Bob, Mary, and a few others. Or will you dream up a new name?

 
At 8/18/2005 12:03 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And gee, who would have thought that this blog, which you say is so meaningless, would get you into such an incredible tizzy? You're absolutely melting down my friend.

It's really something to witness. For all of us.

 
At 8/18/2005 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that seperates you from the rest of us, is that evertyone didn't use to know who you were. I am sure more than one person will have an ax to grind with you when I tell them.

See you soon DOPE!

 
At 8/18/2005 12:16 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I'm sorry HeadUsher. All is forgiven. Please don't do this to yourself. I'd hate to see you go off the deep end and make things worse for yourself than you already have.

Just step back from the ledge, take a few deep breaths, and realize what you're only hurting yourself.

 
At 8/18/2005 9:06 PM, Blogger Dissenter said...

I apologize to HeadUsher for the fact that the following post is intended to pertain to the actual blog item. I assure you that once you are done reading this, you can go right back to making threats of revealing Dope's true identity (which everyone already knows to be that of beloved meteorologist Neal Kastor).

I have readthe Ohio story with some interest. While the governor should certainly have disclosed some of the expensive "gifts" he received, some of the counts were very picky. For example, he was accused of ethics violations for allowing others to buy some of meals at dinner meetings. I do not find this type of conduct to be disturbing. Rather, I find it to be the norm for political luncheons and dinner meetings.

Expensive gifts and premier tickets to a hockey game may be something different. But lunch or dinner?! Come on.

 
At 8/18/2005 10:08 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I agree that once pols are caught in the ethics net, it can get down to pretty small potatoes.

But this guy by all accounts was guilty of a lot of very large potatoes. Methinks that these relatively minor ethics violations charges were what he negotiated for to avoid further investigation and possible prosecution for all the other questionable things he was either involved with or associated with.

Also, as I note, this is only one piece of the scandal pie in Ohio.

One doesn't know how many more will eventually get caught up in it now that the guy at the top has plead out, but there are a lot of issues still awaiting the conclusion of investigations.

The Ohio shenanigans should be a story that keeps on giving.

 
At 8/18/2005 10:10 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I agree that once pols are caught in the ethics net, it can get down to pretty small potatoes.

But this guy by all accounts was guilty of a lot of very large potatoes. Methinks that these relatively minor ethics violations charges were what he negotiated for to avoid further investigation and possible prosecution for all the other questionable things he was either involved with or associated with.

Also, as I note, this is only one piece of the scandal pie in Ohio.

One doesn't know how many more will eventually get caught up in it now that the guy at the top has plead out, but there are a lot of issues still awaiting the conclusion of investigations.

The Ohio shenanigans should be a story that keeps on giving.

And thanks Dissenter, radical that you are, for actually having the guts to stroll in here and get back to the business at hand.
You're a blessing.
I only wonder where all the rest of my constant commenters went? Maybe the unfortunate ugliness frazzled their nerves?

 

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