Posted by Curt on 17 March, 2011 at 9:35 am. 10 comments already!


What I find interesting about this story isn’t the fact that some Democrats were charged with this crime, that isn’t surprising in the least. What’s interesting is the fact that the media is playing up the fact that they were former Democrat officials.

When these two committed the crimes they weren’t “former” officials, they were ACTIVE officials of the party. They only became “former” officials when the crimes were discovered. (h/t Ace of Spades HQ)

Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November’s ballot.

“It is not a partisan statement, and we need to make that very clear,” said Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper.

Former Oakland County Democratic Chair Mike McGuinness and former Democratic Operations Director Jason Bauer face up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

“Some of the people didn’t even know they were on the ballot till they began receiving delinquency notices of filings that were required as a candidate,” said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

The sheriff says 23 statewide races had questionable Tea Party candidates on the ballot and the investigation may go beyond Oakland County.

Is it just me or is Charlie Langton, the writer of the article above, trying his best to minimize the damage done to the Democrat party in Michigan?

Couple quotes I have to point out:

John Tramontana, a spokesperson for the state Democratic Party, told FOX 2 that this was not a state party issue and it’s not our place to comment.

Baloney. How in the world isn’t it a party issue? The sheriff said it may go beyond the county there so I find it hard to believe it isn’t a issue for the state Democratic Party.

“It’s not illegal to be a non-serious candidate. That’s not what’s being alleged here.”

What exactly is a “non-serious candidate?” Someone who runs having no intention of serving? That should be illegal if it isn’t.

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