Tuesday, May 12, 2009

LWV likes Carmen

The Greater Pittsburgh League of Women Voters Clean Campaign Committee is out with their grading of the mayoral candiates. It is a tad curious in that I don't see the actual report on the LWV's web site.. and you would expect there to be a bit more reporting on something like this. Yet all I see is the PBT blurb.

I was going to say that it was odd they didn't ding Ms. Robinson for her lack of filing of a campaign finance report, but it looks to have been filed on the new county web site. Lots of curious things in the new county filings. The late Mayor Caligiuri's campaign committee is still out there and making small donations with about 30K left in the bank. It showed a contribution I thought, but it was just interest on their remaining assets. Twanda has a closeout report which isn't news at all in itself. But who her treasurer is a bit and not only that but signed his name as Dr. Lee Otto Johnson. He is the fellow who 'authored' the report which got that whole disaster rolling and who was also sentenced to house arrest for his role in the Carlisle affair. I mean, come on.


Anonymous CarolN said...

I'd like to see the full report card as well-- with what the PBT quotes, it really doesn't make much sense.

For example, I don't see how the honesty grades' justifications can possibly be compatible:

Ravenstahl, C: "The committee felt Mr. Ravenstahl claims credit for achievements that are not significantly his own"

Dowd, C+: But the committee said Dowd "has taken a narrow-minded stance" that doesn't give Ravenstahl enough credit for some reforms.

Wait, so Ravenstahl didn't actually do the things he claimed that he did, and Dowd didn't give him enough credit for those things Ravenstahl didn't do??!?!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:11:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

Who else would agree to be treasurer and sign Carslile's report?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I suppose so... I wonder if he had always been her treasurer.. I don't think that was reported was it? You would think that would have been relevant at the time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:44:00 PM  
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