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GOP seeks Freudenthal records (possible conflict of interest in WY)
The Jackson Hole Star Tribune ^ | June 21, 2006 | Joan Barron

Posted on 06/24/2006 4:57:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Using the state Public Records Act, the chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party has asked for state documents in an attempt to show state agencies funneled business to two Cheyenne law firms affiliated with Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal's wife and brother.

Freudenthal on Tuesday issued a press release saying he has directed all state agencies to comply with the detailed June 9 request from Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Drake Hill.

"This is election year due diligence," Hill said Tuesday afternoon in an interview. "Elections are putting the facts in front of voters."

The public records request, among other things, is to see if first lady Nancy Freudenthal and Steve Freudenthal lobbied get state business for their respective law firms or their clients, Hill said.

(Excerpt) Read more at jacksonholestartrib.com ...


TOPICS: Wyoming; State and Local
KEYWORDS: corruption; cultureofcorruption; govwatch

1 posted on 06/24/2006 4:57:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Wyoming Cowboy; CheyennePress; colorado tanker; Arizona Carolyn; Borax Queen; Delphinium; ...

Possible culture of corruption in Wyoming ping


2 posted on 06/24/2006 5:03:03 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I know that corruption can occur in rural areas, think of Long County in Georgia. Still, the idea of this happening in Wyoming, well, let's just say, I'll believe it happened when they get conviction. Wyoming seems too honest to have leaders who would even think of doing such, even if they would like to.


3 posted on 06/24/2006 5:08:41 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691 (6-6-06 A victory for reason)
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To: AzaleaCity5691; FairOpinion; RobFromGa

Well, Freudenthal was Bill Clinton's U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, so his definition of corruption may differ from those of his constituants.


4 posted on 06/24/2006 5:19:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Living right next door to Wyoming here in Idaho I cannot fathom WHY that state has a dummiecrat governor. Same with Montana. Is it something in the local water supply or what?

Every time I think about moving out of Idaho I check out the local politics where I have been offered a job. So far, I haven't moved. I'm starting to give up on the rest of the Rocky Mountain West.


5 posted on 06/24/2006 5:25:48 PM PDT by 43north (7 of 11 living things are insects. This explains liberals.)
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To: 43north

In 2004, Montana elected a Democrat Governor in part because the previous Republican Governor (Judy Martz) was highly unpopular.

As for Wyoming, the same principal was at work, Jim Geringer was unpopular. Also the GOP candidate to succeed him (Eli Beabout) was a party-switcher who was seen as an opportunist.


6 posted on 06/24/2006 5:35:52 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: 43north

I'd say of the state's you mentioned, the only areas I have any knowledge of would probably be Billings and Boise.


7 posted on 06/24/2006 5:41:16 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691 (6-6-06 A victory for reason)
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To: AzaleaCity5691

Billings is pretty conservative. Western Montana has been Californicated. Too bad.

Boise is still mostly conservative but with the number of arriving emigrants, it may not stay that way. I live near Pocatello which is the most unionized, dummiecrat part of the state. Still, its WAY more conservative than most places.

Oh, I nearly forgot Sun Valley / Ketchum (easy to do) which was the only county to go dummiecrat in the '04 election. However, there are so few people there - and most of them are extremely RICH dummiecrats who just use Idaho as their playground - that they really don't count for much. Some guy name John Heinz Kerry has a villa there...


8 posted on 06/24/2006 6:05:55 PM PDT by 43north (7 of 11 living things are insects. This explains liberals.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; JohnnyZ; Kuksool; 43north

Was Geringer unpopular ? I never heard that. Freudenthal's win was so narrow, a swing of 1,900 votes in the opposite direction would've had Eli Bebout as Governor today. I was still amazed that a Clinton appointee could manage to win statewide office in Wyoming of all places.

Fortunately, we do have a substantial candidate to oppose Freudenthal, Ray Hunkins, who lost to Bebout in the '02 GOP primary. I think the conventional wisdom was that had Hunkins been the nominee that year, he'd be Governor today.
http://www.hunkinsforgovernor.com/


9 posted on 06/25/2006 1:11:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: AzaleaCity5691; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; JohnnyZ; Kuksool; 43north

This is an interesting opinion piece on what happened in the '02 WY election: http://www.opinionet.com/article.php?id=294


10 posted on 06/25/2006 1:29:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: 43north
I cannot fathom WHY that state has a dummiecrat governor.

Neither can I, maybe it is the corruption?
11 posted on 06/25/2006 6:13:04 PM PDT by Delphinium
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