Gessler’s car wreck

Scott Gessler - car wreck waiting to happen

Colorado Ethics Watch has this:

Complaint against Buescher dismissed
By Charles Ashby, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel,
October 12, 2010

While a complaint against Secretary of State Bernie Buescher has been dismissed, a new one has risen against his opponent.

Late last month, Republican attorney Robert McGuire filed a complaint against Buescher on behalf of Nickellette Bigham-Gullette, a former GOP candidate for Adams County Clerk. In it he said Buescher used his executive assistant in the Secretary of State’s Office to schedule campaign events and misused the state seal.

Full story at the Grand Junction Sentinel

Good quote from Buescher:

“This complaint is an extreme example of politics at its worst,” Buescher said in a statement Tuesday. “Voters deserve better than these slash and burn tactics that aren’t even grounded in reality. As the state grapples with economic challenges and reduced spending, these complaints only tie up the judicial system and lead to government waste.”

So the tax-and-waste-fighting ‘heroes’ are actually causing waste and tying up the judicial system.

Golly. You’d think our local accountability czar would be all over that.


Not so much.

In fact while he went to great lengths to excoriate Jack Pommer over $40K in late filing fees, calling into question his honesty, etc, etc, blah blah blah, yap yap yap… apparently he didn’t think $500K in fines owed for three years merited his keen accountability reporting skills.

Yep, $500,000* in fees owed to the state. For three years. What group could be that skeevy? Who other than the Independent Automobile Dealers Association of Colorado. That irony is so thick you could cut it with a complimentary window scraper.

Ellen Dumm, executive director of Campaign for a Strong Colorado had this to say about Gessler:

“Gessler failed to meet basic deadlines and (represents) a committee that is more than two years overdue,” she said. “Gessler in the Secretary of State’s office would be like a fox guarding the henhouse.

Hmm. That is ironic…

It’s ironic that someone noted for spending like a drunken sailor is mixed up in a huge monetary mess involving shiny-suited fast-talkers and late filings – not to mention other unsavory activities – and he wants to be the guy who oversees the state’s budget.

And his dear, dear pal who shills for him is a close friend of our uncivil mayor and his hard-blogging partisan wife. Oh, and they’re both linked to Western Tradition Partnership, a fount of dirty money that’s already done far too much damage to our Council.

Oh yeah, that’s going to work out well for Longmont.

* that’s half a million to you industrial realtor types who whine and kvetch about car dealerships having trouble working with the city. Maybe if they dealt in good faith things would go smoother.

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