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Lame Duck “Reaper of the House” Nearly Doubles Gifts From Lobbyists

January 7th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

We’ve had a great deal of fun at the Speaker’s expense regarding the above picture we use when posting about “Reaper” Jetton.

Though it’s probably because Jetton’s a Republican, Tony Messenger has even questioned Jetton on his recent whereabouts:

“Perhaps the candidate for president can be helpful in tracking down his wayward Missouri political director. Surely Romney doesn’t want to have a state political director who doesn’t believe in government accountability, does he?”

The Turner Report reports today that, in between scheduling flyaround trips with formerly(???) disgruntled Jack Jackson to upstage the governor; endorsing Democrats on the House floor; inserting language in a bill to help a contributor; and allegedly using campaign funds to purchase office equipment for your consulting business, “Reaper” Jetton has nearly doubled the amount of lobbyists’ gifts he accepted n 2006:

“During the first 11 months of 2007, Jetton accepted $2,398.85 in lobbyists’ gifts, compared to $1,230.88 for all of 2006. Of the $2,398.85, all but $481.50 came after the legislative session ended in May, the documents indicate.”

Now it makes sense to us how your Chief of Staff – a politician’s most trusted confidante and adviser- can be considering leaving and running for the state senate as a Democrat and you not having a clue. How embarrassing!


Daily Kos: Chris Benjamin – another switch to the Democratic Party in Missouri



Tags: Decision '08 · Spkr. Jetton

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  • 1 Huh? // Jan 8, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Why do you guys post so many negative articles about Jetton? Didn’t you bash Combest for being disloyal against the GOP?

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