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Thursday, May 01, 2008

New twists in Dann saga


UPDATED: The report is due out tomorrow, followed by a Marc Dann press conference. Here's the release:
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First Assistant Attorney General Thomas Winters and Executive Assistant Attorney General Ben Espy will hold a news conference on Friday May 2, 2008 at 9:30am to discuss the findings of an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. The news conference will be held on the 17th floor of the Rhodes State Office Tower.


Attorney General Marc Dann will hold a separate news conference at 11:00am on the 17th floor of the Rhodes State Office Tower.
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Posted earlier:
The Plain Dealer reports today:


The State Highway Patrol was called in Wednesday to investigate the apparent ransacking of the desk of one of two women who filed sexual-harassment complaints against their boss in the attorney general's office.


Rex Elliott, the woman's lawyer, called it witness intimidation, a potential felony under Ohio law.


Meanwhile, it turns out that after Dann's wife scrapped plans to accompany Dann to a law-enforcement conference in Turkey in June, the attorney general picked his scheduler to make the trip.


Jessica Utovich, 28, who had no background in law enforcement, according to her resume, obtained an airplane ticket to accompany the 46-year-old Dann to the Second Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security from June 12 to 16.


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28 Comments:

at 12:45 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

CARL, NOBODY CARES OTHER THAN RIGHT WING LUNATICS. IS THERE NOTHING ELSE NEWSWORTHY?

 
at 12:55 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Betty Montgomery was bad enough but now Mark Dann is even worse. This outrage coupled with his highly questionable obstruction of the Sirius/XM merger are the last straws. Get Dann out now!

Lee Fisher should resign as Lt. Governor and resume the post.

 
at 1:08 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please drop the reporting of sexual abuse complaints against democrat office holders. This is only a story if a republican is guilty.

 
at 1:18 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dann is typical democRAT scum. Another B.J. Clinton who cheats on his wife.

HAD ENOUGH DEMOCRAT?
VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 2008!

 
at 1:23 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous billo said...

The entire episode is a severe embarrassment to this administration, and apparently Gutierrez is being appropriately investigated. The arrogance that can come with the power of elective office knows no party boundary. However, it is not beyond credibility that this was not directed specifically at the woman, but may have been a "false flag" ransacking, an effort to disrupt, by either someone in the Democratic party wanting to take down Dann, or more likely in this scenario, a Republican "dirty trick." They are not unknown to pull this stuff...

 
at 1:26 PM, May 01, 2008 Blogger Cheney08 said...

The fact that he brought an assistant with him to an important conference when his wife cancelled is hardly scandalous.

 
at 1:59 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, your right NO ONE cares about corruption in the democrat led attorney generals office but right wingers. This is an office rife with corruption from the AG himself to his pack of hunchback assistants and aides. Get this marc dann loser out of office and in jail where he belongs.

 
at 2:13 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:45 Dann's wife cares and she's not right wing. Get down off yourself; you're certainly not important.

 
at 2:20 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all pales in comparison to the endless corruption of criminal Taft and gang.

So Democrats like sex, big deal. Maybe the Republican'ts should get some Viagra and try it sometime.

Now if you want to be critical of his policies then Dann should be run out of office. Funny how the Repukes care more about the sex.

 
at 2:22 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billo,

You are absolutely 100% dead right.

I have no doubt the Repugs are capable of sabotaging the AG's office from within.

The Repugs definitely caused all of Gutierrez's accidents, forced Dann to bail him out of jail, got Stout and Stankoski drunk, sent those text messages, convinced the girls to make up all this stuff about pajamas and Hawaiian pizza, sent those flirty and pouty emails from longtime Dem activist Jessica Utovich, booked her an airline ticket after knowing Mrs. Dann couldn't make the trip, and convinced Dann's wife that he and his buddies were having affairs with staffers.

No wonder Dems are so eager to loosen drug laws. Self-preservation.

 
at 2:25 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats have done a great job cleaning up the culture of corruption. Good job Dann!

 
at 2:36 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares who does what in the privacy of their home. Don't you thing there are more important matters to report on?

 
at 2:50 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the contrary, you're talking about a violation of a person's civil rights, and is very much newsworthy. Only when it involves a Democrat as the perpetrator do liberals believe the act to be of no value. Thank goodness for Republicans who know right from wrong, especially when it comes to a woman being violated by a lame-ass Democrat.

 
at 4:04 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have yet to meet a Republican't that actually DID what was right. They can always TALK about what they feel is right with much the time that even being wrong. This is why hypocrisy is their leading downfall. Drugs, homosexuality, pedophilia, corruption, all manners of criminality...all commonplace in Republican'ts all while pounding a bible.

Now on the topic of AG Dann, yes he must go. His policies are terrible.

 
at 4:33 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is about time an independent investigation is launched, clearly no one within Dann's office or Gov. Strickland's office is appropriate or acceptable at this point. Dann should just do the honorable thing and resign.

 
at 5:18 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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The keystone cops got everything confused regarding which drawers were being ravished !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 7:35 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The fact that he brought an assistant with him to an important conference when his wife cancelled is hardly scandalous."

How is that true? Why would the scheduler need to go in the first place if he was just bringing his wife along for fun without any staffers?

Just wait till the Girls Gone Wild story comes out (from another newspaper).

 
at 10:29 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since this right-wing rag likes corruption so much, how come we aren't seeing more about this Repug's corruption? http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080501/NEWS01/305010107

 
at 10:40 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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If you could see Dann waddle around, you would realize that his relationship with his scheduler is strictly business !

Leave it to the wRong wingnut whackos to permit torture, but, make a big deal of two consenting adults !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 11:07 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's this Dann-Driehaus connection I heard some folks talking about? It doesn't sound very good. I hope the young man isn't mixed up in this. I hear he likes to have a "good time" up in Columbus.

 
at 7:38 AM, May 02, 2008 Blogger Hamilton County Voter said...

It's a shame that the voters of Ohio did not pay attention to what Dann was doing during the campaign of 2006. Instead of voting "for a change" blindly. Well, we got our change. We had the chance to allow the GOP to clean up the mess that Boob Taft made, however, we selected perverts who exploit young women.
The grass is not always greener.
Gov. Fisher appoint a well respected Dem to clean up the mess that has been made.

 
at 9:12 AM, May 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help us if Strickland picks Luken . Luken - Dann - what's the diff? None both are womanizing drunks.

 
at 9:56 AM, May 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hippocracy of every politician, everywhere is breathtaking.
It is time for a revolution.

 
at 10:37 AM, May 02, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Idiot said...

HamCo Voter is a moron. Fisher is not the Governor, dummy.

 
at 12:51 PM, May 02, 2008 Anonymous ck said...

The fact that he brought an assistant with him to an important conference when his wife cancelled is hardly scandalous.

How about now that he has admitted an affair with said scheduler?

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

It's refreshing to see a man and a woman have an affair. If this was a Repugnicant, he would have had an affair with a little boy or a farm animal.

Marc Dann should stay in office for as long as Foot-Tapper Larry Craig and Diaper Dave Vitter remain in power.

At least Dann doesn't go around pretending to be some sort of moral exemplar of virtue, like Craig, Vitter, and so many other Repugnicants do.

The Repugnicant motto: do as we say, not as we do.

Marc Dann should use this as payback time.

Go after the corrupt Repugs in Butler County (Dynus)

Go after the corrupt Repugs in Clermont County (Walker)

Go after all the moralizing reporters, like none of them have ever banged a subordinate.

Go after the corrupt Repugs in Warren County

Go after the corrupt Repugs from Ashtabula to Zanesville, from Archbold to Ironton, and everywhere in between.

Hoist them on their own moralizing petards.

Go after the corporations, the price-gouging oil companies.

Show everyone what a fighter you are, Marc. This is why we elected you. Remind everyone what sort of corrupt morass you inherited after 16 years of Repugnicants plundering the state government and Treasury.

YOU are the reason Tom Noe is in jail and not wining and dining Governor Blackwell tonight.

YOU are the reason AOL and Time Warner aren't ripping the public off anymore.

YOU are the reason our state retirement system is much closer to solvency than it was when Tom Noe and other corrupt Repugs were buying coins and Beanie Babies with public retirement funds.

You've got some top-notch people at your disposal. Now is the time to put an end to all this moralistic snooping into your personal life and go on offense.

Show the guts, the heart, and the spine you showed in the Senate, and you'll get 70% of the vote next time.

It's time to not just defeat the Repugs at the ballot box, but also in the Courthouse.

Every single person in Ohio who chooses to affiliate themselves with the Criminal Enterprise Formerly Known As The Republican Party bears some degree of knowledge of, or responsibility for, their damaging policies and their criminal practices in office.

It's time to shut them down.

You haven't broken any laws, Mr. Dann, but a truckload of Repugnicants from one end of this state to the other have.

Investigate, indict, imprision. That's your job. Your job is not to answer questions from sex-starved moralists getting their jollies off asking you about your personal life.

 
at 1:20 PM, May 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Repubnicant.

lol.

Dann got busted. And he's a Democrat.

Who's laughing now?

lol.

 
at 9:38 PM, May 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

And even the Democrats want him out.

So what does this have to do with Republicans?

 
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