I'll give the Democrats credit for one thing-they've got b............ 'er guts. Mike Connolly and other legislatitive Democrats seem to be getting their sea legs back. Yesterday, the Democrats went back to their standard playbook and attacked State Auditor Dave Vaudt for, and, while its hard to believe that they really are saying this, not catching them sooner. Kind of like Jack the Ripper blaming the London bobbies for the needless slaughter of prostitutes.
The Democrats have a well known ISEA hack Senator from Dubuque, far removed from the Polk County Democrat Machine (PCDM) target the wife of a CIETC executive who works in the Auditor's office and insinuate from that relationship that the Auditor didn't act on CIETC because of an employees ' husband. That doesn't even pass the idiot test.
First, there's no, as in none, like not a scintilla, of a reason to believe that the Auditor employee even knew about a CIETC investigation or any wrongdoing at CIETC that would have necessitated something as intrusive and expensive as an Auditor of State investigation. The husband of this employee telling his wife who works in the office of the regulatory agency that could audit him makes is a pretty far fetched proposition. Even if she knew about it, there is no evidence, as, again, none, that she told anyone in the Auditor's office. Third, even if she would have told anyone in the auditor's office they couldn't have acted on it 'cause its covered by a spousal privilege.
This latest tactic is typical of our ancient adversary. Target the investigator with personal attacks and allegations of misconduct knowing that the investigator can't, or at least shouldn't respond. If they do respond to the baseless partisan attacks then the Democrats shift the argument to the partisan nature of the investigator to further hurt its credibility. This isn't new, as we heard from the rabid ravings of James Carville or the smooth but fantastic claims of Lanny Davis for eight years of drifting from one Clinton scandal to another. The only way to deal with such a line of deception is to confront it, challenge it and defeat it. So promise me this, don't concede an inch when you hear this canard repeated.
Someone brings it up, you shoot it down. You see it in your local papers, write letters to the editor, or better yet, call the editor. Get on the Quad City Times website and fight back! Don't let the Democrat lie get too long of a head start over the Republican truth.