Thursday, December 28, 2006

This does not seem quite right

Gov. Doyle got a $300 fine from the State Ethics Board for buying, at face value, $252 worth of football tickets from a lobbyist. I guess that passes for news during a holiday week.

Yet nobody raised an eyebrow when road building execs made substantial donations to the gov's campaign fund while attending a fundraiser held by a top Department of Transportation official during a period when the firms were negotiating an $8 million deal with that very Department of Transportation. (OK, an eyebrow was raised about the fundraiser, but not about it being held during those negotiations. That should have been at least a double-eyebrow-raiser.)

Where is the balance here?

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