Apr 29, 2006

Mean Jean Gets Spanked

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(Columbus, OH) The Ohio Elections Commission on Thursday reprimanded US Rep. Jean Schmidt for claims last year on her Web site that she possessed two college degrees when she had only earned one.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a letter citing the campaign's "reckless disregard for truth" was to be sent by the commission to Schmidt, her campaign and her husband, Peter, who acted as committee treasurer.

The ruling arrived five days before Schmidt faces former US Rep. Bob McEwen in a contest for the GOP nomination to represent Ohio's 2nd District Congress.

Schmidt went to Congress last year in a special election to replace Rob Portman, tapped by President Bush to become US trade representative before recently being named to head the White House budget office.
Oh, what tabgled webs we weave...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jean Scmidt is the AntiChrist.

-Sepp said...

"Reckless disregard for truth"??? That pretty much covers every politician.

M A F said...

I thought that I would fain suprise, but didn't think you'd believe it. when I think about what she did to Murtha, the only thing that would suprise me is if she didin't seek re-election.

Stephanie said...

Sepp,

I couldn't agree more...unfortunately.
:-(

-Sepp said...

Stephanie, it sucks because most of the politicians sit comfortable knowing that their jobs are secure and that they don't have to be honest. What are you gonna do? Vote them out? If he's a scumbag, he KNOWS that people won't cross party lines simply to get rid of him ( Taft and McCloskey are shining examples). A good third party is needed to keep the demicans and the republicrats in check AND people willing to tell their normal party to pound sand. Toledo's political woes seem rooted in the local paper and a democratic party that thinks it has exclusive rights to office no matter what kind of fool they toss in the ring. I think that we have plenty of people in Toledo who are willing and competent to govern but, fear the character assasination they or, their family will face on the front page of the paper.

Brian said...

Sepp,

What an original idea! A third party!

Why, I'm sure all the good honest folks in the world would run right out and join! I'm sure it's never been tried before!

You've got all the third, fourth, and fifth parties you could ever want to join. The fact is, a two party system is what has kept America stable for the last 220+ years.

Hooda Thunkit said...

But why should we limit the dishonesty to just two parties?

We've shown many times over that we are capable of generating enough dishonesty and bad politics for DOZENS of parties. . .

We're Merkins, We can do this ;-(

historymike said...

I am all for a third party to shake things up.

As far as history, the two-party system of today has only been around since Lincoln.

The founding fathers, in the main, were deeply suspicious of political parties. After Jefferson led a booting out of the Federalists in 1800, we had a one-party dominated nation until after King Andrew Jackson.

The 1840s and 1850s saw a whole host of vibrant alternative parties, including the Whigs, Free-Soilers, and Know-Nothings.

We are due for serious third parties as long as our choices are Republicans and Republican-Lites, and so long as the dominant philosophy is "raid the Treasury."

-Sepp said...

Brian, you can be sarcastic if you want but, I do remember Ross Perot popping up out of the blue and scaring the hell out of both parties. We damn sure wouldn't have NAFTA sucking jobs into mexico.

Hooda Thunkit said...

Mike,

"The founding fathers, in the main, were deeply suspicious of political parties."

Our founding fathers had GOOD instincts...