Friday, July 11, 2008

Foti, Gableman defy Republican Mantra of Personal Responsibility.

Republican's hate lawyers so much, they won't even pay them after they use 'em. The State Journal reports:

Former Assembly Majority Leader Steven Foti, who served a 60-day jail sentence two years ago for corruption connected to the Capitol caucus scandal, was sued by his attorney for allegedly failing to pay more than $80,000 in legal bills. Foti owed $85,814 as of March 8, 2007, to the Milwaukee law firm of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, and has yet to pay that bill.
Foti, 49, of Oconomowoc, who is now a lobbyist, was out of the office at a fundraiser and not available for comment.

Meanwhile, One Wisconsin Now has asked the state Office of Lawyer Regulation to determine if Justice elect Michael Gableman violated campaign laws barring public employees from using public resources. Gableman says he is innocent of any wrong doing, and never once talked about anything related to the election in 2002. Let’s see if that passes the smell test.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, “when Gableman was Ashland County district attorney, he made a series of phone calls from his OFFICE to Gov. McCallum’s campaign officials, McCallum’s fundraisers, a Republican attorney general candidate and the state Republican Party BEFORE a FUNDRAISER Gableman HOSTED.

Our current AG Van Hollen says the case is too old to prosecute, the Burnett County DA merely declined to investigate.

Even above board corruption’s not really that important in this state anymore. Unless of course you think Gableman never once used his office to campaign? Well?

No comments:

Post a Comment