Man, what is it with these midwestern Republican governors? First Taft and now this scumsucker.
Fletcher Subpoenaed In Hiring Investigation
FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has been subpoenaed to appear before a special grand jury investigating personnel practices within his administration.
The attorney general's office says Fletcher has been summoned to appear on August 30.
The Attorney General's office declined to say if Fletcher is required to produce documents at his appearance or provide any other details about the summons.
Fletcher's office has so far declined to comment on the subpoena.
In previous statements, Fletcher declined to say if he would answer questions before the panel or invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
The special grand jury has previously summoned virtually all of Fletcher's top staff.
Thus far, nine current or former members of Fletcher's administration have been indicted on a series of misdemeanor charges alleging violations of the Merit System personnel law.
One person, dismissed former Transportation Cabinet commissioner Dan Druen, also has been named in 22 indictments for witness or evidence tampering.
All those who have been arraigned have pleaded not guilty.
The charges allege the officials routinely plotted to circumvent the law that requires personnel decisions be made on the merits of the candidate in favor of their political influence and support for Fletcher.
Fletcher, who is a Republican, has been sharply critical of the investigation into his administration's hiring practices led by Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo, a Democrat.
[QUOTE=kevin45]There is way to much corruption in local gov't on both sides. New Jersey, where I live, is hands down the worst. We've had a string of corrupt Democrats in Torricelli, [B]McGreevy[/B] and now Corzine.[/QUOTE]
This McGreevy guy was a little more than corrupt. A male staffer accused him of many, many (too many to count) sexual assaults, over the course of several years, occurring like clockwork! You'd think Mrs. McGreevy might've horned in on some of that rage, but alas, Gov. Jim, ever chivalrous, kept his sword sheathed in her presence.
Yet, curtisthegreat will scour the wires to highlight Republican state senators jaywalking in Missouri. Thanks curtis! :zzz:
[QUOTE=kevin45]There is way to much corruption in local gov't on both sides. New Jersey, where I live, is hands down the worst. We've had a string of corrupt Democrats in Torricelli, McGreevy and now Corzine.[/QUOTE]
How is Corzine corrupt? I agree on you with the other 2 but I've seen nothing to suggest that Corzine is. The guys so rich he doesn't really need to be.