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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dann: Aide not in pajamas at apartment


Being political junkies, most Politics Extra readers probably have been following "pajamagate."
For those who haven't, this seems like a good time to catch up/update on some of these interesting doings recently in Columbus, involving staffers in Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann's office.

It's hard to resist a headline like this, in the Plain Dealer:

Dann denies aide wore pajamas at his apartment

Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann on Wednesday denied that a woman he supervises was wearing pajamas when she was in his Columbus apartment on the night another staffer claims to have been sexually harassed by one of Dann s top managers.

Read the full story here.

Also read more about this here and here. As DC blogger Wonkette notes in the usual Wonketty tone, "Ohio is blowing up with the biggest scandal of all time, in politics."


30 Comments:

at 9:08 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a nice little recap on what our Attorney General Marc Dann has been up to since railing against the "Culture of Corruption," click here:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/04/09/ddn041008danninside.html

Other newspapers are also questioning the absurdity of keeping this investigation in-house http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/content/oh/story/opinions/editorial/2008/04/09/ddn041008dannxxeb.html
and here http://www.cleveland.com/editorials/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1207816374277960.xml&coll=2
and here
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/editorials/stories/2008/04/10/AG.ART_ART_04-10-08_A10_669SF36.html?sid=101

 
at 9:08 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she wasn't wearing pajamas, was she completely undressed?

You go, Dann! You Dog! Whoop! Whoop!

 
at 9:15 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical wrong-wing culture of corruption, etc.

Oh, Dann's a Democrat?

Um... typical wrong-wing culture of corruption making these unfounded allegations, paying off people to lie, all in an attempt to smear a public servant fighting agsint the special interests! Yeah, that's the ticket.

 
at 9:23 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it embarrassing to the Enquirer that they have to link to other state newspapers so their readers can know about what is happening with the state's Attorney General's office? Seriously. I would like an answer to be posted from Enquirer management as to why they are failing on their watchdog role?

 
at 9:51 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other than a few board people who probably aren't getting any themselves, who cares? If he was a republican it would probably be a different story all together. For example, Repugs typicaly pay for sex from hookers who rarely where 'pajamas'.

 
at 9:53 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tiny ol' Canton, Ohio beat the Fishwrappers to it.

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=406914&r=0&Category=3&subCategoryID=0

Mr. Wesier, I do not expect any compensation for doing your reporters' job for them. However, if you could put a word in with the circulation department to talk to the delivery person about NOT throwing my paper on the roof anymore, that'd be great.

 
at 10:00 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Enquirer is a total joke. They are the only paper in the state that isn't covering this. No bias here is there?

 
at 10:13 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Cincygal@CMH said...

It appears the Enquirer is attempting to join in Dann's cover up of pajamagate, or more accurately, the uncovering of it. You poor people in Cincinnati - this paper really keeps you in the dark. But at least you know how the Reds are doing.

 
at 10:36 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 9:23, Here's a simple answer to a simple question: The Fishwrap sucks. This is a paper that regularly gets scooped by City Beat, the free entertainment paper. It happened again yesterday, with the story below about the local Dem party overruling Burke to endorse Dole.

The Toledo Blade is a great newspaper, featuring some of the best investigative journalism to be found anywhere in the nation.

The Enquirer is an embarrassment. I don't know how Buchanan, Calinan & Co. sleep at night.

 
at 10:37 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, some 'scandal'.

 
at 11:18 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what the big story is that Jon Craig MUST be working on....

 
at 11:20 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how the cartoonist was the first to "break" this story for the Enquirer:
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/borgman/2008/04/ohio-ag-frat-house.asp

 
at 11:26 AM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, the libs try to change the subject by pointing to Republican sex scandals. Why don't you try defending one of your own for once? Oh, that's right, they're indefensible.


I am waiting for the women's rights groups to rush to these victims' aid. Oh, wait, the powerful men here are Democrats. That means these were just sluts asking for it, and probably bribed by Republicans. Remember James "Trash for Cash" Carville???

Wait till the Dems start making anonymous allegations against the victims.

 
at 1:47 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica is a great person and would never do anything inappropriate with the Attorney General and I am offended by those who smear her good name.

Even if these allegations are true, sas anyone thought about the fact that she has to split time between Columbus and Cleveland and crashing at her coworkers house might not be that big of a deal? I've crashed at colleagues houses before, and I'm sure many others have as well.

 
at 1:54 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

Everyone knows it was a blue dress and it left with a stain !

You GO GIRL !

We're just glad it wasn't a young page-boy seduced by foot-tapping at the airport restroom !

We like public servants that can multi-task !

Go on take the money and run !

PATHETIC 'HypocRites" !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 2:06 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dann's condo must be the best fraternity house in the state capital. Those Alpha Gamma's (AG) sure can party. How about the pay raises that the pajama girl got?

 
at 3:16 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

See what happens when the depraved, disgusting democRATS take over the state executive branch?

Thank God the Republicans still control the state legislature and the state supreme court!

 
at 3:58 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 3:16, just give the repugs in the state legislature and the state supreme court time to hang themselves just like the rest of the GOP. I'm sure if we all look hard enough we can find something crooked as long as the GOP is involved.

 
at 4:02 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I'm sorry, I thought we had families with no health care, kids with poor education, and people who can barely afford food. I ought to be focusing what a staffer may or may not have worn.
Stupid me.

But really, you all are pathetic.

 
at 4:33 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we have real problems without our state employees having to wrry about waking up next to their supervisor in his underwear and the attorney general of the state of ohio in the next room.

 
at 5:22 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, two people might have had sex. Normal, man/woman, consensual sex.

Wow. Yawn.....

If this was a repug sex scandal, it would involve gay hookers, young boys, diapers and lots of toe-tapping. And of course, public malfeasance.

 
at 7:38 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

meanwhile another day goes by and the enquirer sees fit not to publish a story on this subject. the enquirer is the only paper in the state not to have mentioned this situation.....why would that be?

 
at 7:40 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The foot-tapping Bold Typist prefers a little age on the clients.

 
at 8:44 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

She also "wasn't wearing" a thong.

 
at 11:58 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is wrong with the Enquirer?

I have to go to the internet and read other Ohio papers just to know what is going on in this state.

I wish someone could sue them for false-advertising for their failure to deliver the news.

 
at 8:07 AM, April 11, 2008 Blogger Hamilton County Voter said...

Wow. So much for Dems cleaning up Ohio!

 
at 9:25 AM, April 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still waiting on Jon Craig's big story that he must be writing in order to justify ignoring this story.

I mean, really, enquirer, even if Craig is worthless run an AP story or freelance it (I'm sure you're about to close the Columbus bureau anyway)

 
at 10:37 AM, April 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

They probably couldn't fit an AP story into the paper since they shrunk the paper's size and cut content so much.

Amazing business model - trying to reverse declining readership numbers by CUTTING content.

If I'm not paying for a paper now, why will I pay for one that covers even less news?

 
at 1:51 PM, April 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every paper in the state of ohio has run this story. Why did the enquirer choose to not inform their readers? It seems like an odd decision and I wonder if they will ever enlighten their readers about their reasoning.

 
at 3:20 PM, April 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

DemocRATS Marc Dann and B.J. Clinton seem to enjoy using women like so much Kleenex. Maybe they should be neutered. In B.J.'s case, I'm sure Queen Hitlery Rodram Clinton would go along with it!

See what happens when you elect democRATS to statewide office?

 
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