Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Keep the heat on Roger Hunt

The Rapid City Journal put out an editorial over the holidays saying that if State Rep. Roger Hunt's sham money laundering scheme to support RL6 wasn't illegal it should be.

Guess what, according to our Republican AG and Sec of State, Hunt did break the law. Here's the current scoop as of Sunday, from the Sioux City Journal (slow link). Rep. Dale Hargens is planning on not letting the Legislature start up without this topic in the early January news threads.

I hope we do not let this story drop. Hunt and Unruh both should be prosecuted for playing fast and loose with campaign finance and tax laws. Unfortunately, they can't be prosecuted for their role in misleading and false advertising of RL6, but that's the cost of free speech and this writer can live with that.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous19:04

    Absolutely, let's keep the heat on.
    And while we're on the subject of "muddy" money, why not investigate how much time Leslie Unruh spent lobbying and how much time she logged as an abstinence educator. In 2004, according to returns filed with the IRS, Unruh's combined personal income from almost three-quarters of a million dollars in government contracts, federal grants and other "direct public support" to her National Abstinence Clearinghouse and the Alpha Center was $152, 376.00.
    Would anybody else like to see her IRS reports from 2005? 2006? Why aren't investigative reporters jumping all over this, especially since she seems determined to force the abortion debate all over again?