Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hang On..Granholm Is Damn Near Finished...


The Michigan Republican Party filed a Hatch Act complaint with the United States Office of Special Counsel against Jennifer M. Granholm for possible prohibited political activity.

What is the problem?
Governor Granholm has abused the public trust by using the Office of the Governor for personal political gain. The Governor is using the official office of the governor and its influence for the purpose of affecting the result of the upcoming election on November 7th, a move that is in direct violation of the Hatch Act.

What is the solution?
Michigan's government belongs to the people, not to the Granholm for Governor campaign. Given the many problems that we face as a state, we deserve a leader in the Governor's office who is focused on fixing those problems, not one who abuses the office for personal gain.

Is it Granholm's fault?
From online petitions, to staging campaign commercials in official offices, to hosting taxpayer funded pictures from a trip to Japan on her personal campaign website - Governor Granholm is in clear violation of the Hatch Act.

The Facts:
· Governor Granholm's `Jobs Today, Jobs Tomorrow Plan' has been established as a campaign piece, and despite the claim `not printed at taxpayer expense,' IRS forms filed by the governor's Executive Office Administrative Account, nor the governor's campaign finance reports show paying for the creation, production, and preparation of the Jobs Plan. One is left to assume that the jobs plan was created, produced and prepared by State of Michigan employees under the direction of Governor Granholm.

· Governor Granholm's campaign solicited political support from citizens who signed a government-sponsored online petition. The petition, hosted on the official state website, was intended to send a message to Washington in protest to rising gas prices. Instead, the signors names were used to solicit campaign support from the Granholm for Governor campaign. Campaign e-mails specifically referenced the petition and requested that the signor support the governor's campaign.

· The Governor's `Jobs Journal' and the pictures and documents contained in the Jobs Journal, were created and prepared at public expense and hosted on a state government website. The exact same photographs appearing on the Jobs Journal Website, also appear on the Governor's official campaign website. It is clear that the photos were taken at taxpayer expense for the express purpose of using them in the Governor's campaign for re-election.

· Utilizing official offices to film campaign commercials. Governor Granholm held a `private' press conference in July to announce Google's decision to expand its business presence into Michigan. The Michigan Democrat Party (MDP) was allowed access to the press conference, though members of the public were barred entrance. The press conference was held in the `Michigan Room' within the State of Michigan office building, for the purposes of filming a campaign commercial. Portions of the MDP commercial feature scenes taken from said press conference.

· On September 15, 2006, the campaign to re-elect Governor Granholm began airing a television advertisement entitled "Real Jobs Maker," in which at least two scenes of the advertisement were filmed at State of Michigan offices. By using these offices as a studio to film campaign advertisements, Governor Granholm used her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of her re-election.

6 comments:

Afrknsci said...

Like DeVos is going to do any better! Politicians have little control over the economy. You can preach all you want about devos, but he will be as effective as granholm if elected. Tax breaks,globilazation and other factors is to blame for the loss of jobs, especially in a state like Michigan which heavily depends on the auto industry to provide jobs.Do you think the auto industry knew granholm was going to be governor when they started buying foreign parts for our domestic cars, 15 to 20 years ago??? The decision for jobs leaving the state/country was made long before this governor took office.

akindele akinyemi said...

Like DeVos is going to do any better!

He will.


Politicians have little control over the economy.

Not true.

You can preach all you want about devos, but he will be as effective as granholm if elected.

so why are you stomping for granholm?


Tax breaks,globilazation and other factors is to blame for the loss of jobs, especially in a state like Michigan which heavily depends on the auto industry to provide jobs.

whose fault is that?


Do you think the auto industry knew granholm was going to be governor when they started buying foreign parts for our domestic cars, 15 to 20 years ago???

yes.


The decision for jobs leaving the state/country was made long before this governor took office.

whatever.

Stacey said...

Akindele is right. Granholm is damn near finished. Period. And I will be crying on Jesus when she leaves office.

G.R Wonder said...

man, you don't know what the hell you're talking about. DeVos helped turn around alticor while I was an employee. he has made good investments in Michigan and he will continue to do the same when elected governor.

I STILL work at Alticor and STILL get paid. You do not have a clue about businessess in Michigan let alone your hood in Detroit.

I live in Grand Rapids and we are booming (like Akindele would say).
Meanwhile Detroit is loosing the race war and they are coming to our city seeking prosperity.

Tam said...

I am rather confused as to how likely voters would support DeVos when he has no political career. There is no subjective way to determine how DeVos would run the state the only thing we have to judge him on is his performance at a family owned company. I can’t image somebody with no political career is vying for Michigan’s top job. This guy running for governor is a joke; just like me walking into a hospital applying for a chief of staff position. The HR department would laugh at me just like potential voters shouldn’t even consider this guy for the job since he has no clue about government.

gr wonder said...

and Granholm can run the damn state? It's not about politics it;s about business and Granholm keep loosing jobs in this state.

You need to check out the facts on DeVos buddy.

DeVos for Governor....