Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Van Os to Abbott: Explain these connections!
Texans have a Constitutional right to uncorrupted government that serves and benefits the people instead of power-hungry political dictatorships. Texans most especially have a right to expect the state's chief lawyer to be independent of any such taint.
Texans have a right to know that wheeler-dealer Republican political operative John Colyandro, a central figure in the Tom DeLay-TRMPAC money-laundering scandal that funneled large sums of corporate dollars into the hands of Texas Republican candidates in the 2002 general election, served on Greg Abbott's campaign payroll during the same time frame in 2002.
Texans also have a right to know that Greg Abbott is one of the favorite candidates of Bob Perry of Perry Homebuilders. Perry is one of the biggest financiers of Karl Rove's infamous political tactic of smearing the opponent with insults and lies. For example, he financed the so-called "Swift Boat Veterans" in their 2004 smear of decorated veteran John Kerry. Since 2001 Bob Perry and his wife have contributed over $570,000 to Abbott's campaign accounts. In the month of December 2005 alone, Perry gave Abbott $50,000 in one payment.
This might explain Abbott's unswerving allegiance to the Rove-Bush-DeLay political machine, such as when he gave prompt legal clearance in 2003 to DeLay's power-grabbing redistricting scheme--from which the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted an appeal on constitutional and voting rights grounds and will conduct expedited argument on March 1.
No doubt Abbott's cronies in the Rove-Bush political machine will give him the best hatchet men Republican money can buy to smear me with their usual lies in their desperation to stop me from restoring the Attorney Generalship to the people.
Greg Abbott would do better addressing questions he needs to answer, such as the still-unanswered inquiry I sent him over three weeks ago about his Constitutional duty to investigate Rick Perry's toll-road schemes. Abbott also needs to tell Texans about the connections that brought and kept John Colyandro in his employ at the same time Colyandro was taking care of Tom DeLay and TRMPAC, as well as why one wealthy right-wing Houston homebuilder continuously showers him with so much green. The people will await his answers, but they won't be holding their breaths.
posted by snarko! at 12:40 PM
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