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Is It Time for Someone in the Nixon Administration to Fall on the Sword?

May 14th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

Is it time for someone to fall on the sword?

“We don’t do that, never have.”– Gov. Nixon

“With only hours to go before the end of the legislative session, our office is focused on moving Missouri forward, even if others are intent on playing politics.” – Jack Cardetti

We are witnessing again what generally happens in politics when an arrogant administration allows a relatively small matter to blow up and become a full fledged scandal. Doesn’t Nixon sound defensive? Can’t you literally see the sweat running down his face while he’s answering the question? And then we get more of the same deflection from Cardetti.

Chad Livengood reported late yesterday that two Republican legislators have filed affidavits saying they were approached inappropriately by a Nixon aide to support HB 11.

We’re a big believer in politics that loyalty is an admirable thing, but why Mr. Allison is still in the employ of the Governor’s office after this episode is a mystery to us. The initial indications are that he clearly went over the line with his lobbying and he should spare the governor and our state another embarrassment.

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  • 1 Clive Warren // May 14, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Nixon chose to surround himself with morally bankrupt minions like Dustin Allison and John Watson and now he’s paying the price. I have no sympathy for him. Once a criminal investigation starts I’m sure Mr. Allison will have some other dirty laundry to air. Nixon is an ineffectual leader who has repeatedly resorted to dirty tricks to further his political career. This is just another stone on the path to his eventual public disgrace.

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