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Thursday, May 15, 2008

More Dann reaction

From House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering: “His resignation is long overdue. We can now allow the Inspector General’s independent investigation – and others – to take their course so integrity and public trust can be restored to the office of the Ohio Attorney General.”

From Senate President Bill Harris, R-Ashland: "By tendering his resignation as the Attorney General of the State of Ohio, Marc Dann did the right thing. I believe it is essential that the independent investigation currently being conducted by Ohio’s Inspector General continue in order to begin the process of restoring the public’s trust.”

From new acting Attorney General Tom Winters: Memo to Office Employees.

It is with a great deal of emotion that I write to acknowledge that Attorney General Marc Dann has resigned. Until Governor Ted Strickland appoints a successor, I will—as the First Assistant Attorney General—act in his place.

It is a sad day, but I am confident in the knowledge that you—the more than 1,400 dedicated public servants of this office—will continue to do your jobs in the Office of the Attorney General. Collectively, you span the terms of seven Attorneys General. You enjoy a nationwide reputation as aggressive and professional advocates for the people of Ohio.

I know in my heart that your dedication will continue as I assume my new assignment. I am proud to be associated with all of you.

From former Attorney General Betty Montgomery:

“I have been saddened by the many problems the Attorney General and the Attorney General's office have faced over these past tumultuous weeks. This is an office with a proud history and an important mission. For many years I was honored to work with a staff which worked tirelessly meeting the needs of its clients and working to protect all Ohioans. They were competent, dedicated professionals, proud of their responsibilities, and proud to be stewards of the public trust.

“Because Ohio needs an Attorney General and an Attorney General's office which is focused on its mission and the needs of Ohio, and because these employees as well as the citizens of Ohio deserve better, I believe Marc Dann has done the right thing by resigning. I know this is a very difficult time for him. I wish him and his family the best.

“As the difficulties of the office continued to unfold over these past weeks, I have been encouraged by many to consider running in the special election to be called this fall. I have been flattered by these suggestions. It has been a very tempting possibility to consider for many reasons. I loved my time in the office, and with the help of the wonderful professionals in that office, I do believe we were able to accomplish a great deal in the area of consumer advocacy, criminal prosecutions and in service to Ohio’s most vulnerable populations. I will always cherish my time in the office. I was truly blessed to be able to serve as the Attorney General.

“Having said that, I will not be a candidate for Attorney General in this fall's special election. After over 30 years of public service as Prosecutor, State Senator, Attorney General, and Auditor of State, it is time for me to take some time for my family and friends. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve that I was given by the citizens of Ohio. I look forward to helping in any way I can to help the office and the new Attorney General be successful in serving the needs of Ohio and its citizens.”


at 12:16 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the difference between a "culture of corruption" from the previous administration of this state and what we have now? When there is a "culture of corruption" this type of behavior goes without response - like it did with Mike Allen who engaged in the exact same conduct here in the county and his many offices up state but was protected by his fellow party members and legislators, answered to no Bar Association Discplinary Council, a cursory review by the AG Petro who swept it under the rug, where Heimlich lied under oath and denied he had known all along with most of his comrades, where the courts refused to rule all the way up to the Ohio Supreme Court --- and then we have Dann and the Democrats.
One heck of a difference, eh?
That's the difference between a "culture of corruption" and what we are witnessing here, whether it's from an affair, pay-to-play, appraisers in the sheriff's office, illegal appointments of business partners, retaliatory prosecutions, ....

at 12:33 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference here is that the Democrats took swift action against Dann, they didn't sweep it under the rug like the GOP. The party asked him to resign, drafted articles of impeachment, swiftly signed a law in to place to investigate Dann's conduct, and even voted to disassociate him from the Democratic Party. What more do you want for the Democrats to do?

at 12:53 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is policing jim borgman's sordid and sodomy cartoons for the enquirer? who's policing the enquirer?

at 1:34 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Allen resigned in a much quicker time frame than Marc Dann did. And, oh, yes, he was pressured to do so by other Republicans.

at 1:45 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the Enquirer. They let lying liberals like the first poster rewrite history when a 2-minute search of their own archives show what a lying fool she is.

"8/28/04 Enquirer Allen should quit, judge says
A veteran judge called on Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen to step down Friday, the first public official to ask Allen to resign after he admitted this week to an extramarital affair with an employee.
"Nobody else has the backbone to say it, but he should resign," Judge Robert Ruehlman said. "His conduct was outrageous. A person in a position of power cannot have sexual relations with an employee."

Ruehlman, a Hamilton County judge for more than a decade, is a fellow Republican and former assistant county prosecutor.

Allen, a 48-year-old married father of two, admitted Wednesday to a 3 1/2-year relationship that he called consensual with an assistant prosecutor.

Thursday, the assistant prosecutor - Rebecca Collins, 33 - sued Allen for sexual harassment in U.S. District Court, alleging that he used his position to coerce her into an affair. Allen said the allegations are "outrageous and false."

Attorney general to investigate claims
Cincinnati Enquirer, The (OH) - September 2, 2004
Author: Dan Horn, Sharon Coolidge and Cindi Andrews Enquirer staff writers

Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro will investigate accusations that Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen sexually harassed a female employee and threatened to ruin her career if she did not resume an affair with him.
Petro announced the investigation Wednesday and vowed to share his findings with law-enforcement authorities if he turns up evidence of crimes. "

Yet, when someone tries to mention Enquirer reporters' financial contributions to left-wing advocacy groups, those posts are never approved.

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

"Rev" 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 5:05 PM, May 15, 2008 Blogger LadyofMtAiry said...

If Strickland did nothing, you be hounding him for that.

Give your hypocritical hounding a rest.

at 5:26 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY 12:53, get off Borgmans back! " Sodomy " come on?

at 5:28 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous cincycapell said...

The little GOPervert Cow Chippers have their panties in a bunch today! And they are trying to rewrite history by saying that the republicans cleaned their own house of corruption. They did no such thing. The GOP House Of Corrupt Cards came crashing down with indictments, convictions, a failed economy and some jail time.

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."


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


at 10:36 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Dann's partying pal from Price Hill has been very quiet during this Dem debacle. Will the boys in Columbus be rallying around Little Hands when the going gets rough? Or will the "Girls Gone Wild" sink another self-righteous ship?

at 11:57 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 1:31 AM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1:45 - Allen NEVER resigned - the local GOP allowed him to stay in office, Petro refused to file charges, the "good judge" Ruehlman never filed a complaint with the Bar as required, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to reprimand him, no one filed any processes to remove him, etc. And he was allowed to complete his term and collect his pension.

This isn't about Allen or Dann - I think they're both good men with different political ideologies who got caught up in their power positions (Dann could learn a little something about how to handle disgrace with a little grace from Allen) - this is about a GOP "culture of corruption" that allowed Allen's affair to continue for years right in everyone's face and did NOTHING. The GOP took no actions all the way up to the state Supreme Court.

Heck, when Heimlich lied under oath and Petro found it out, he called him and let him have a mulligan on his sworn testimony and re-do it. What Petro should have done was indict Heimlich and all the other officials who lied, obstructed an investigation, ....

The "people" took Allen off the ballot, no one took him out of office.

at 8:11 AM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does the Republican party have to do with Dann messing up and being forced to resign? Isn't Dann a Democrat? Did the Republicans cause Dann to abuse the AG office? Did they force him to hire incompetent people and exhibit no qualifications for the office?

Again, why are all these posts popping up about Republicans?

at 8:35 PM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...



at 1:41 PM, May 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 3:02 PM, May 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had enough incompetent so-called leaders - I'll vote DRIEHAUS.

at 4:39 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:26, you're right, I am being too soft

at 4:40 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:31 who got caught with their pants down, idiot; you just listed a string of people who should have burned their butts

at 4:42 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's qualls; as I recall she ran a pretty good city; put her in the AG's office; she's not prone to smut and smutters

at 10:34 AM, May 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

get the dems out! they've done nothing for Ohio this year or any year

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