Giving credit where credit is due
Well you have to give Mike Hatch credit. He is persistant if nothing else! Fresh off of his resounding judicial defeat in Rochester we have this. Apparently he is now going after the current MN GOP Chair Ron Carey! Mr. Carey's crime? Advocating for his autistic child. Yes, folks you read right! Based on this article in the fishwrap (which I opined about here)Attorney General Hatch is going after Ron Carey for advocating for his child.
According to the article, " the chairwoman of the Legislative Audit Commission, Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope, asked (Legislative Auditor Jim) Nobles to conduct a preliminary assessment of the autism center's books after news reports raised questions about whether the center misspent state money. " After starting his investigation, Nobles told the audit commission Thursday it was unnecessary for his staff to conduct an investigation parallel to the attorney general's.
Sen. Tom Neuville (a Northfield Republican and commission member) expressed "concern" about AG Hatch going after yet another MN GOP Chair and he is absolutely correct! It is obvious to this voter that AG Hatch is simply trophy hunting. AG Hatch wants to be Governor more than anything else - he has said as much - and he has shown that he will STOP AT NOTHING to get to the mansion on Summit Ave.
It is time for the voters of Minnesota to stand up to this obvious abuse of power! I hope you will join me in calling for AG Hatch to cease his investigation and let the non-partisan Legislative Auditor take over any potential investigation. It is also time for the voters of Minnestoa to pay attention. Precinct caucuses are coming up quickly (March 7 2006). AG Hatch needs to be removed from the office that is allowing him to go after his political enemies with such abandon.