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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dann is gone


Read the story here
Here's Marc Dann's statement:
Twelve days ago I came before you to admit mistakes, to take responsibility, and to announce steps towards giving the office of attorney general an administrative backbone worthy of the great legal work that we were doing in this office.
I sincerely viewed it as my fiduciary responsibility to fix the problems on my watch, especially as it concerned my own actions.

Unfortunately it is now clear that the last step I must take to fix these problems is to resign as attorney general effective immediately.
It is my belief that this will preserve the great work being done by the office of attorney general.
We must continue to make effective use of Ohio’s law enforcement, consumer protection and bank regulatory machinery to aggressively take on predatory lenders and their co-conspirators who have decimated the neighborhoods of our state.
We must continue to bring environmental and consumer protection cases in this state to make sure that the quality of life is second to none here in Ohio and that law abiding businesses are protected.
And we must continue to make nonprofit health care institutions more accountable and health care more accessible to uninsured Ohioans.
And we must continue to save the state money in the office of attorney general, by maintaining an objective and nonpolitical process for assigning legal work both inside and outside the office.
It has been my priority over the past few weeks to try to restore those priorities to the forefront of the office’s work, and the vast majority of the 1,400 employees of the attorney general’s office have been doing outstanding, nationally recognized work.
I thank them for the incredible service over the past 17 months.
They deserve both to be recognized and to continue their work without the distractions that the political situation that I find myself in has caused them.
It is now clear to me that the only way to protect these priorities for the office of attorney general and for the people of Ohio is to remove myself from this situation.
It is now my highest priority to focus on my family.
I want to thank my daughter, Mia, for being here with me today.
And I’m anxious to get home to my wife, and my son, Charlie.
My daughter Jessie unfortunately is on her class trip to Washington so I won’t get to see her until Friday.
But I want to thank the people of Ohio for giving me the opportunity to serve in this great office.
Thank you.
Here's Gov. Strickland's statement:
“Attorney General Marc Dann did the honorable thing by resigning today,” Governor Strickland said. “This decision will allow the important work of the Attorney General’s office to continue without the distraction caused by recent events.”

“Today is a sad day in many ways. I think it is appropriate for us all to acknowledge the personal pain and anguish that these events have caused the Attorney General, his family members, his staff and others.”

“Marc has accomplished much during the relatively short time he has occupied the office of Attorney General. The Attorney General and his professional staff have done meaningful work to promote environmental and consumer protection, foreclosure prevention, and health care accessibility.”

“I’m hopeful that today’s announcement will allow the professional staff at the Attorney General’s office to continue the important work in these and other areas. As I have said in the past, the office of the Attorney General is more important than any one person because in many cases it is all that stands between the people and the powerful.”


26 Comments:

at 9:21 PM, May 14, 2008 Blogger Hamilton County Voter said...

I guess this chapter is over for now.
Now the questions start....
How will be appointed by the Dem party to serve in his place until this November?
Who will come out of the woodwork and run in November?
Will the Tom Charles find anything to file charges against Dann?
Will the FBI?
Don't leave town to fast MrDann, this isn't over yet!

 
at 9:32 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

another corrupt democRAT out of office!

strickland, YOURE NEXT!

 
at 9:33 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We here at Bold Endeavors have Marc in our prayers.

 
at 9:51 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous democRATS: the party of depravity said...

Dann the Depraved Democrat is finally, mercifully...gone!

A typical democRAT, Dann was classless on his way into office and was classless on his way out. Good riddance!!!

 
at 11:17 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dems cleaned their own dirty laundry. That's more than the corrupt Ohio GOP ever did.

 
at 11:28 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We repeat the call, Steve “Girls Gone Wild” Driehaus (the other “D” brother) should return the money from his magical mystery Dann fundraiser last December.

HAD ENOUGH DEPRAVED DANN DEMOCRATS?

VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 2008!

 
at 12:59 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Marc Dann who succumbed to the aphrodisiac of power, whose moral compass and integrity were compromised by absolutes, and who lost his way amidst the seeming endorsement of bureaucracy.

I congragulate the Democratic Party for standing up first for the citizens of Ohio and the Office of the AG, rather than the desires of one person.

I wish Dann well and hope he grows and learns from this rare experience of succeeding and failing before the entire state.

I hope Strickland promptly appoints a person of character, intergrity, and experience that continues the many Good Works Dann initiated on behalf of all Ohioians.

 
at 1:13 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright, now that he's gone along with the blame - I want to know when they're going to fix the broken civil service system in Ohio so this crap never happens again. Ohio deserves the best qualified candidate for every position in the state whether it is the AG or the person cleaning keyboards in a back room. Ohio deserves more, taxpayers deserve the best, and those who have worked and studied hard to earn government jobs should get the jobs because they are the best qualified, not based on their cup size or jock strap.

 
at 2:22 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note what a respectable former AG Betty Montgomery said about Tom Charles' embarrassing raid on the current AG's office today. THIS is why the state legislature should NOT have expanded another executive offices' investigatory powers. We DON'T live in a police state, folks...though we've gotten closer to it under BUSH. How about Dann's investigators or even the FBI raid Tom Charles' and Tony Bledso's offices? They'd find plenty of unfinished probes of Bobby Ney, Tommy Noey, Rod Chu, Hal Duryee and Dave Randall, Larry Householder, Paul Voinovich and Paul Misfood, Brian Hicks, E. Gordon Gee, Curt Steiner (Strickland appointee Jan Allen's husband, by the way) and the list of unfinished business goes on and on.

 
at 2:29 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEWARE HUSTED, HARRIS and the GOP.
Inspector General Thomas P. Charles is a master of the mopup and coverup. He did it for Larry Rogers and the Ohio Department of Insurance as a Voinovich appointee. He did it at the BWC as a Taft appointee. Why don't you think neither director of either state agency took the fall along with their convicted or tarnished underlings? Wake up state legislators before Charles wipes Dann's harddrives clean tomorrow morning. Time to call in Republican Auditor Mary Taylor or better yet, The Feds! Where's Traficant killer Craig Morford when we need a real mob-buster? Oh yea, he works for Cardinal Health now. Dang.

 
at 2:37 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget Dann.
Readers wanna know why Democratic Party fund-raising whore (and husband of a federal judge?) Stan Chesley can travel to the Middle East when he faces charges in the Fen-phen lawsuits. Isn't he a flight risk.
And what about that federal lawsuit in which Dr. Heimlich's been deposed. Get some reporters onto those REAL stories.

 
at 9:58 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous peculiar uses for cigars said...

If only the DEMS in Washington had possessed the testicles to demand the resignation of Bill Clinton for far more serious offenses than Marc Dann committed...if only.

 
at 10:05 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when does Portune become AG?

 
at 10:31 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:58 Wait until Billy is back in the White House. How many months before the next big scandal comes to light? Disgusting representative of the male sex.

 
at 1:05 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 9:58 is just mad because Bill Clinton left office with 1 70% Approval Rating, higher than Ronny Ray-gun ever achieved, while the current war criminal Bush is stuck at 28%.

America loved Bill Clinton.

America hates Chimpy W. Bush.

America will never elect John W. McSame President.

 
at 2:50 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

America will never elect Hamas-endorsed Barry Hussein Obama.

 
at 3:11 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the posts blaming the Republicans for Dann's resignation?

 
at 3:36 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted Strickland has proven that he simply can't handle the executive nature of the governor's office. "Rev" Ted belongs in Congress - where as one of hundreds of hack politicians, he can't hurt Ohioans too badly.

The state of Ohio is in an economic meltdown and what is our befuddled governor doing? He's spending all his time on depraved Dann democrat damage control duty. We're all paying the price for "Rev" Ted's steep learning curve.

 
at 4:59 PM, May 15, 2008 Blogger LadyofMtAiry said...

Like children distracted by bobbles, Ohioans can only see the scandal angle of Dann's tenure.
He was a good servant to the people of Ohio whether you are smart enough to know it or not.Let's hope the next AG will continue to fight for consumer protection by eliminating predatory lenders and restoring the solvency of the Workman's Comp. bureau.

 
at 5:32 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous cincycapell said...

The little GOPervert Cow Chippers have their panties in a bunch today!

The GOP is freaking out after losing three 'safe', long time reTHUGlican seats in a row to Dems.

Things look so dire for the GOP that former House GOP leader Rep. Tom Davis just wrote a 20-page treatise assessing the state of the Republican Party:

"a congressional GOP brand tied to George Bush is struggling"; deep seeded antipathy toward the president, the war, gas prices, the economy, foreclosures and, in some areas, the underlying cultural differences that continue to brand our party."

And the kicker: "the Republican brand is in the trash can, if we were dog food, they would take us off the shelf."

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/05/14/1022156.aspx

Keep flinging your dung, Cow Chippers, you are simply turning the voters against you more and more every single day.

GOP = TOAST

 
at 5:40 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

SEX KILLS!

 
at 11:58 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... back in January some alleged loser allegedly blogging from his Mommy's basement knew already what Newt and the rest of the Gang Of Pedophiles are just learning now:

at 10:36 AM, January 03, 2008 Anonymous said...
Doesn't matter. I am going to put this in terms the corporate plutocrats running the Gang Of Pedophiles can easily understand: your brand sucks.

Face it, after the illegal war, record gas prices, record deficits, a tanking economy, record foreclosures, a worthless dollar, and their interest in using children for their sexual gratification, the "Republican" brand is dead.

They could run the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for County Commission and will still lose.

 
at 2:02 AM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those too stupid to remember - Clinton (who I hate with a passion) didn't lie about a "material fact" of the investigation Starr was working. If it had been "material" then it would have been obstruction of justice and perjury. Technically, under the law even though he lost his license to practice law, his lie about sex with Monica wasn't perjury because it wasn't material to the scope of the investigation Starr was permitted to investigate.

That's why Congress couldn't succeed in impeachning him and why Dems didn't support it.

Dann, on the other hand, was intimately involved in an affair,knew of improper liaisons, and used the office as a means to harass women into sexual positions.

There is a stark difference.

And while I'm at it - I'll share this: I couldn't figure out why I have hated Hillary too in the whole fiasco of Bill and Monica - it was because her acquiese to her husband's behavior showed a disrespect for other women; young, immature and vulnerable women. She not only failed to act as a wife, she failed to act on behalf of Monica.

 
at 11:12 AM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:02 Billy thinks he can live above the law. When you have the ability to look in the camera and purposely lie to the American public, you have a serious character flaw. Indirectly, Hillary is flawed by hanging on to the bozo's coat tails.
Obama is too untested and naive to handle the world political structure.
I'll vote McCain with some reservation.

 
at 11:34 PM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous cincycapell said...

11:12, you and the 19-Percenters will be a lonely bunch on election day.

The sad fact that this Clinton hating wingnut cannot stand to hear is that Bill Clinton had a 65% approval rating during the impeachment trial, and left office with the highest approval rating of any president in modern American history, over 70%.

The current occupant of the White House is a lying war criminal whose approval rating hasn't broken 30% in years, and has the higher disapproval rating of any president in American history.

George W. Bush is hated by the American People.

 
at 11:10 AM, May 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your messiah Obama's beliefs: Note particularly point 4 in the "10 point value system" in the second list. This would be an odd position for a US president to take.

This is the official position of Obama's church, endorsed by Obama in his first book. He does not publish the whole list in the book, however. Wonder why?



Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the BLACK Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These BLACK Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever BLACKs are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:

1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the BLACK Community
3. Commitment to the BLACK Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the BLACK Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the BLACK Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting BLACK Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all BLACK leadership who espouse and embrace the BLACK Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the BLACK Value System.

The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision:

1. A congregation committed to ADORATION.
2. A congregation preaching SALVATION.
3. A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION.
4. A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
5. A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION.
6. A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION.
7. A congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE IN DIASPORA.
8. A congregation committed to LIBERATION.
9. A congregation committed to RESTORATION.
10. A congregation working towards ECONOMIC PARITY.

Inclusve, patriotic, race healer Obama 08.

 
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