5 comments November 1st, 2007at 07:22pm Posted by Eli

Okay, so: Missouri’s Republican Governor Matt Blunt decides that if it’s good enough for Dubya, it’s good enough for him, and starts deleting e-mails, in direct violation of the state’s sunshine laws. Staff attorney Scott Eckersley points out that breaking the law is, in fact, illegal. So Blunt, of course, fires him.

Since Eckersley wouldn’t keep his fool trap shut, Blunt and his staff set about trying to smear and discredit Eckersley, and claim that he was fired for performance and behavioral reasons, and that he never said anything about the e-mail deletions being illegal.

Now here’s the beauty part: As part of the smear campaign, BluntCo. released a whole bunch of Eckersley’s e-mails to the media… including the one where he warned that deleting e-mails was illegal. Brilliant!

Fired Up! Missouri has all the gory details, including the video of Blunt getting busted (not exactly sure why he’s holding a press conference in a supermarket…):

Is there, like, a maximum IQ that you’re not allowed to exceed if you want to be a Republican politician?

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Politics,Republicans


  • 1. AlanDownunder  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 1:30 am

    Why do they put their oh-so-photogenic minders in the frame? Totally destroys the reason for having a cute-puppy front man.

  • 2. HopeSpringsATurtle  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 5:19 am

    Yes Eli, there is a maximum intelligence limit for republicans. It sits far below comedians (as we all know), and 3 points above mentally retarded. Good post.

  • 3. suzyjax  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 10:43 am

    I think those “oh-so-photogenic” folks in the background are Schnucks management. This took place in a Schnucks at the pharmacy so Blunt could talk about some pharma plan. He just can’t shake the Eckersley thing. I think the Schnucks folks just look like “Ask about our drug plan! Enough with this!”

  • 4. oldwhitelady  |  November 4th, 2007 at 3:34 am

    Goodness, that is funny! I hadn’t heard about or read about it, so I’m glad I stopped by. That really tickles… the fact that they released Eckersley’s emails and there was the emails telling them that destroying email was illegal! HA HA HA!

  • 5. Multi Medium » No M&hellip  |  January 22nd, 2008 at 11:08 pm

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