What Double Standards?

Well, Bill Richardson, a crony and advocate of the Resident, was cleared by the Justice Department in the “Pay to Play” scandal that still looms in New Mexico. The problem hasn’t gone away, but Billy has been given “special dispensation” by the Justice Department, which routinely (now) “blesses” the law-breaking activities of any Democrat. This is ridiculous- the Black Panthers voting intimidation, Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, Harry Reid, and of course, the tax problems of little Timmy Geithner all point to a true Culture of Corruption in the Justice Department- perhaps they should re-name it  the Get Out Of Jail Free (if you are liberal) Department- that would at least reflect the truth.

I have never before known an Attorney General to willfully break the law for blindly partisan purposes, but this guy doesn’t even try to appear even- handed or even legal. A better Nazi he could not be, rewarding cronies, and punishing enemies blatantly.

The Democratic governor and former high-ranking members of his administration won’t be criminally charged in an investigation of how lucrative state bond work went to one of the governor’s large political donors, according to two people familiar with the case. The decision not to seek indictments was made by Justice Department officials in Washington, they said, speaking on condition they not be identified because prosecutors had not disclosed results of the probe.

“It’s over. There’s nothing. It was killed in Washington,” one of the people told The Associated Press.

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How nice- why? Could it be that if the investigation went forward, that other Dems might get ensnared in the net? We may never know, but I think the environment is such now that other bloggers and news organizations will keep the heat on to see what, like a rotten corpse, floats to the surface. 

A spokesman for Richardson, Gilbert Gallegos, said in a statement Thursday that “while the U.S. Attorney’s Office has not notified Gov. Richardson about the completion of its investigation, it appears that no action will be taken as a result of the year-long inquiry.”

Gallegos said Richardson was “gratified that this year-long investigation has ended with the vindication of his administration” and that “patience was difficult while Gov. Richardson and his administration were being falsely accused and were the subject of rumors and speculation through the news media.”

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Really, Governor? Were you “falsely accused?” We only have your word for that, and excuse me for saying this, but someone under investigation might actually lie, so I really can’t afford to believe you. I would feel better if you had insisted that the investigation would actually clear you and that you had insisted that the investigation continue and actually prove that you are innocent. As it is, now there are more questions than ever, at least in my mind. 

The U.S. attorney office in New Mexico began an investigation last year into the hiring of a Richardson political donor, Beverly Hills-based CDR Financial Products Inc., as a financial adviser on state transportation bond deals. The state work generated almost $1.5 million in fees for CDR in 2004-2005.

CDR chief executive David Rubin and his firm contributed $110,000 to Richardson political committees in 2003-2005. The largest of those contributions, $75,000, was made less than a week before CDR was selected in June 2004 by the New Mexico Finance Authority to handle the reinvestment of idle bond proceeds.

Investigators reviewed whether Richardson’s former chief of staff, David Contarino, played a role in the hiring of CDR. A grand jury subpoenaed records from the governor’s office about CDR and former Richardson aideDavid Harris and Mike Stratton, a political adviser.

Harris served as Richardson’s deputy chief of staff and then became executive director of the Finance Authority, which selected CDR for the bond financing work.

Stratton, a Denver-based political consultant, served as a senior adviser to Richardson’s 2008 presidential campaign and was a consultant to CDR and another financial firm when the state put together the transportation bond deals in 2004.

Contarino and Stratton did not immediately respond to telephone messages seeking comment. Harris said he had been advised by his attorney not to make a statement until receiving a notice from prosecutors.

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Oh- well that seems –well, strange to me. I know- an aide to the Governor, David Harris, became the Executive Director of the Finance Authority right after a huge donation to Richardson’s political committee- eerie, isn’t it? And as a result, the contributor, CDR Financial Products got a huge hunk of business. Well, Gee- no conflict there, huh? 

Does anyone in the Justice Department actually know what the definition of Justice  is? Hint- It is not throwing out cases just because you sympathize with someone’s politics or viewpoints- Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, and render judgements according to the merits of the case, not according to political party or viewpoint.

But Eric Holder is like Father Christmas, dispensing “get out of jail free” cards to everyone either of color, or of liberal viewpoint- The Black Panther thugs- Check; John Conyers- Check; Charlie Rangel- Check; Chris Dodd- Check; Timmy Geithner- Check. Man oh man- if these were Republicans getting this treatment, you’d have liberals so deranged, they’d be foaming at the mouth and biting their own backsides in a rabid, piranha- like attack on anything that moved. Grand Mal seizures would be involved, I am sure. 

But since it is their side that gets the pass, they are alright with that- Phew!

Can you smell that smell?

Blake

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