Elect Good Progressives, Not Corrupt Pretenders Like Kevin Boyce
by Texas Nate, Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 12:19:31 PM EDT
As Progressives it is our job to ensure that we stop electing Blue Doggish, corrupt Democrats just because they have a D next to their name, whether it is to local, state, or federal office. We can start with Kevin Boyce, Treasurer of Ohio.
A quick summary: Immediately after his appointment in 2006 (the opening was created due to a scandal in the AGs office, and a domino effect from there), Treasurer Boyce spent taxpayer money to put his name and likeness on pretty muchevery piece of swag he could find. While Ohio was losing jobs by the boatload, he filled many of the few good state jobs available with his high school, political and church cronies.
He also gave more taxpayer money in the form of contracts to a bank (State Street) that raided California workers' pensions and didn't inform New York workers it was investing their pensions with Bernie Madoff (yeah, that one). It might have something to do with the fact that his deputy's best bud is their lobbyist, and the lobbyist's wife is hid deptuty's personal assistant. He also likes to reward other big banks who contribute to him by giving them fat government contracts.
This is not the kind of Democrat we need in office killing our brand while partaking in corruption. If you live in Ohio, do us all a favor, don't vote for Treasurer Kevin Boyce.