Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Coincidental Doy-nations

Just when you think Xoff is finally going to admit that Doyle is all about Pay-to-play, he comes up with another post like this, in defense of Doy-nations made by out-of-state and highly commissioned real estate firm Equis Corp.:

Just when you think the Journal Sentinel has stretched things to the limit to try to link Jim Doyle's donations to state contracts -- like writing about donations that were given to someone else by another company -- the standard gets lower.

The latest: Employees of a firm with a state contract give money to Doyle's campaign a year later.

Yeah. Because it's such a stretch to doubt the legitimacy of Doyle's contracts. (Cough *WEAC*) (Cough *Potawatomi*) (Cough *Adelman*)

And here's a clue as to when things stop being coincidental: When they happen more than once:

Meanwhile Monday, the Democracy Campaign also criticized a $6.7 million state contract with Indianapolis-based consulting firm Crowe Chizek & Co. to consolidate state computer servers. Employees of that company gave $17,500 to Doyle in the second half of last year, more than a year after they signed a contract with the state.

As with Equis, Crowe Chizek employees had never given money to Doyle previously.

I mean, surely it's a matter of coincidence that one year after receiving a state contract and never before having donated to Doyle, the President of Equis Corp. finally decided it was time to show financial support. And surely it's a matter of coincidence that one year after receiving a state contract and having never previously donated to Doyle, Crowe Chizek employees finally decided to throw some cash his way.

Besides, Doyle has been a stand-up Governor. There's no reason at all to doubt coincidences in this administration.

(Wink, wink)

The real stretch here is Xoff trying to pull off the idea that, "...the Journal Sentinel has stretched things to the limit to try to link Jim Doyle's donations to state contracts...."

That's the real stretch.

1 Comments:

At 6:42 PM, March 31, 2006, Blogger Scott D. Feldstein said...

surely it's a matter of coincidence that one year after receiving a state contract and never before having donated to Doyle, the President of Equis Corp. finally decided it was time to show financial support.

I really don't see your point. In a scenario like that wouldn't it just make sense for the company to show support for a governor who had done things that benefitted them? If you want to prove something dirty it has to go the other way around: they have to give Doyle money first and then benefit from his decisions. Even then it doesn't actually prove anything. After all, dozens of companies gave to his campaign; what about the ones who didn't get contracts?

I'll be the first to admit that there's too much money in our political system and that it thwarts and threatens democracy. I'll be the first to admit that it's not a partisan issue. But if you're going to go after someone you have to, you know, actually have evidence to show wrongdoing.

 

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