Monday, August 01, 2011

KY Gov. Steve Brashear Fundraising Scandal

From the AP:
A whistle-blower is alleging his colleagues in the Department of Juvenile Justice have been threatened with termination if they don't contribute to Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's re-election campaign.

State psychologist Rodney Young, who works at the Hazelwood Center for the Mentally Handicapped in Louisville, made the claim in letters to the head of the state GOP and to the attorney general's office.

Republican Party Chairman Steve Robertson attached Young's letter to complaints he filed Monday with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission and the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. In the letter, Young said he also contacted Attorney General Jack Conway for a potential criminal investigation.

Young said a Beshear aide told his colleagues that they could lose their jobs if they don't contribute $500 each to the re-election campaign.

Why is this a problem? Don't teachers unions (except in Wisconsin, now...)pretty much engage in this type of extortion year in and year out also? Just asking....

Seriously, Governor Brashear has a lot of explaining to do, and not just about how bad he and the state police screwed up the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. This is serious and shows you that when it comes to draining swamps, Dems get a big ol FAIL!