A big Republican donor goes to his governor and senator, saying he was told by President Bush's chief fund-raiser he'd be getting a plum ambassadorial appointment but it wasn't delivered.[...]You can view the letter on the site.
Federal bribery laws prohibit public officials from directly promising a government action in return for donations or fund-raising help.
Charles La Bella, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the 1990s investigation into Clinton-era fund-raising abuses, said Acklie's letter wasn't specific enough about a quid pro quo to warrant criminal prosecution.[...]
A week after the Omaha event, Bush nominated Acklie to the Student Loan Marketing Association's board of directors as its designated chairman. Acklie lost the post when the board was dissolved late last year.
Gov. Fletcher will be on campus today and I was going to be watching Garden State around 3:00 PM.
You are invited to attend a special public announcement concerning the Northern Kentucky Regional Special Events Center. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, in NKU’s Regents Hall, located at the corner of Nunn Drive and Grant Drive on the school’s Highland Heights campus. Please join Northern Kentucky business, education and government leaders; state legislators; NKU administrators; and Governor Ernie Fletcher for this special moment in our region’s history. The event is open to the public.The RJC is attacking Chairman Dean for his Israel quote. LINK.