SEARCH BLOG: MICHIGAN and POLITICS
Gov. Jennifer Granholm finished the Kwame Kilpatrick hearings and moved on to act as the Sarah Palin surrogate in the VP debate preparations. There have been comments that she has done quite well in both roles.
Meanwhile, controversial Democratic Michigan House Speaker, Andy Dillion, has been making news in a less positive way. From the RightMichigan.com:
Michigan House Speaker Andy Dillon's just can't seem to win in court lately. And today's ruling in Wayne County Circuit Court was no exception. Maybe he should try something new - like following the law!
To recap: two weeks ago, a federal court struck down Michigan's unconstitutional laws designed to make circulating recall petitions nearly impossible. Then the Michigan Secretary of State ruled that Rose Bogaert HAD collected enough valid signatures to force Dillon to face a recall election. Last Friday, the federal appeals court laughed Dillon's desperate appeal attempt out of Cincinnati's Sixth Circuit.
Today Dillon continued his streak of legal losses. You see, the law allows Dillon to write a 200-word defense of his conduct in office that will appear on the ballot next to the question asking if he should be recalled for raising income and business taxes. Dillon, quite simply, has an opportunity to defend his tax hike votes right on the ballot itself.
What was Dillon's defense for raising taxes? No one knows. Instead of writing a defense of his tax hikes, Dillon submitted to the Wayne County Clerk a scathing attack against Rose Bogaert and other recall supporters. Dillon's statement included the following:
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