This was the 51st post on a Wharton thread over at Delawatch. I have (edited slightly and) pasted it here because it is too good to let languish waaay down in the sub-basement. The links did not survive the cut and paste, but you get the idea. I've had it with the viewpoint that Wharton is apolitical and has too much integrity to be affected by politics. I am not willing to automatically extend him the benefit of the doubt. As a Republican he has to dig himself out of a DEEP credibility hole.
Republican state AGs are causing mischief all over the nation, and ALL of them ran on promises to be above politics. Make no mistake, the RNC has a plan to use AG positions to shape state policies and as a springboard to further elected office.
This is just a sample:
Republican AG subpoenas abortion records (Kansas)
Republican AG appeals a court ruling against parental notification, in opposition to his governor (New Hampshire)
Republican AG files legal attack on lawyers who challenged Ohio election results
Republican AG exposes corporate whistle-blower
Republican AG declares governor's order banning anti-gay discrimination "unconstitutional" (Virgina)
Oh and then there's RAGA: "$5,000 Buys Companies Access to GOP Attorneys General"
RAGA = Republican AG Association (Jane Brady - past Vice Chair and RAGA money recipient). The Houghton campaign called out RAGA in 2002:
DeLawOffice.com wonders about RAGA too:
If Wharton wants to keep his reputation for integrity he needs to renounce RAGA and its money. Watch Wharton on this one.
Also, let's ask Beau and Ferris if they plan to get serious about that damn chemical plant in Delaware City, the one that keeps releasing clouds of chlorine gas and occasionally dissolving entire people in acid. Does either Beau or Ferris see some much bigger fines in their future? or maybe Ferris with his talents could press richly deserved CRIMINAL charges?
Here's a good review of state AG races:
Beau, study this debate:
If you want to know what Republican AGs really think, read up on this 2005 debate between two Virginia Republi-bot AG candidates who primaried each other ("From their haircuts to their suits to their stances on social and legal issues, Virginia Beach Del. Bob McDonnell and attorney Steve Baril are nearly identical"). McDonnell, a theocon graduate of Pat Robertson's law school, won by a "hair." If you think AGs are apolitical, look at the points of policy these guys were arguing.