June 14, 2012
No Charges Filed Against Reardon
The Herald reports that no charges will be filed against Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon for misuse of public funds regarding his extramarital affair, while also noting that Reardon "engag[ed] in ... campaign-related conduct using public resources," including having "a junior member of his staff, Kevin Hulten, commingling time he spent on the job with efforts to dig up dirt on Reardon's general election opponent, state Rep. Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens."
County Democrat chair Bill Phillips, and Reardon's attorney John Wolfe, say Reardon has been exonerated. Maybe of criminal wrongdoing in regard to misuse of funds around his affair, but that's about it.
Because recall of Reardon is difficult, it's unlikely to happen; however, his very public affair and his campaigning on the public's dime should be enough to shame anyone into resigning. But Reardon isn't anyone.
Cross-posted on <pudge/*>.
Posted by pudge at June 14, 2012
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Good that Reardon isn't resigning, as we wouldn't want McKenna to have to resign for campaigning on the public dime when he was on the King County Counsel.
Hutz, try harder. I mean, you're kidding, right? Comparing using a fax machine to having a staff member dig up dirt against your opponent while on the job?
This is why no one takes you seriously.
3. just another example of how deep the sludge is in the swamp aka state of Washington. sad day for rule of law.
4. Wow! Incredible. May be he has the goods on someone making the (non)judgement(s)? Sounds guilty of 'something' to me.
I'm puzzled why he would be cheating on his wife too...she is easy on the eyes. :)
One and done.
Applies to 95% of all egocentric politician's terms/careers, from Obama through Congress to the State then down to local.
Perhaps experience in politics is good, but that would be limited to dogcatcher.
So was OJ.
So was John Edwards.
7. A Democrat sleezebag. Dog bites man.
8. Democrats never feel shame for their behavior, no matter how vile it is.
And this is the essence of the entire Philosophy of a Leftist:
Arrogant bastards that know what is best for us, who live vile hedonistic lives, celebrate the worst elements of pop hookup culture, and who take from others to achieve their own ends while preaching about how much they care, and about how much everyone else should sacrifice.
10. Really, really well said, Jeff.