The LuLac Edition #289, August 20th, 2007
PHOTO INDEX: JOHN EDWARDS, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER AND LACKAWANNA COUNTY COMMISSIONER ROBERT CORDARO.
AND THE BEAT GOES ON
So Robert Cordaro, after much soul searching is back on the ticket. A.J. Munchak is thrilled, so is the county GOP chairman who can go back to what he does best in terms of party affairs: nothing. Coming as no surprise is the fact that two political gadflys who have never made a name for themselves are going through the court system to knock Cordaro off the ballot. Man this is getting exhausting. But as stated here previously, I truly believe with all my heart that this election has to be held on its merits, the merits of the 4 candidates and not two wanna bees who are using legal ploys to nulify the debate. On a lighter note however, you've got to see the YOU TUBE piece put together by the imaginative staff of the Scranton Times regarding this part of the campaign. Here's the link:
RUNNING FOR VEEP
When I'm watching the Democratic debates, I can't help but think there are a few candidates running for Vice President. Joe Biden, most likely the most qualified man in the Senate to seek the Presidency is not burning any bridges. And John Edwards seems to be running for Vice President, saying things like "we're all in this together" and "any Democrat is better than this administration". Bill Richardson who has the best, varied resume since George Herbert Walker Bush would be an ideal running mate but seems to be runningafoul of the pack with his comments on complete withdrawl from Iraq. Right now, the front runners, Senators Clinton and Obama are getting little serious grief from the middle tier candidates. And I think there's a practical reason for that.
EVERYBODY HAS A BINSACK!!!!!
One of Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson's top organizers in rural Nevada resigned Thursday after the campaign learned he had worked for a brothel and was wanted on a felony arrest warrant in California.
Kristian Forland, the campaign's eastern Nevada field director, is being sought by Los Angeles County authorities for failure to appear on four counts of writing bad checks. Forland also was arrested twice, once last year and again last month, in his home of Elko, Nev., on a similar bad check charge out of Las Vegas.
In both arrests, Forland posted bail and was released. It's not clear from court records if the case was resolved.
Forland also was investigated by Elko police after women working at Mona's Ranch, a legal brothel, complained he was shorting them on their pay. An investigator described Forland as "at best a manager of the property," according to a June 2006 police report obtained by the AP.
No charges were filed.
Forland said the bad check charges have come out of business transactions gone bad. Forland said he has hired a lawyer who is working to resolve the California case.
As for the brothel, Forland said he worked for a defunct investment group that briefly ran the bordello.
Forland was listed as the resident agent and officer for Mona's Ranch LLC from September 2004 to October 2006, according to the Nevada secretary of state's office.
Forland was hired this month as Democratic hopefuls competing in the state's first early caucus began turning their attention to solidly Republican rural Nevada, where Democratic organizers are a rarity.