posted on June 16, 2006 10:50
Not long ago when Democrat leaders in the State House were testifying before the State Board of Elections they said optometrists giving blank checks (with the amount filled in but the recipient’s name blank) to Speaker Jim Black – for him to distribute to candidates – was fine. There was not one thing wrong with it. It had gone on for years. After the hearings House Democrats gave Black a resounding vote of confidence, saying he had done nothing wrong.
Guess what? Now House Democrats have passed a law to make this practice – which they defended a few weeks ago – illegal. In other words, first they said blank checks were fine. Now they say they should be illegal. That’s political dexterity.
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