Skip to comments.Contra Costa Times editorial: Nadia Lockyer resignation welcome, but serious questions remain
Posted on 04/23/2012 5:35:39 PM PDT by SmithL
We are pleased that Nadia Lockyer last week resigned her seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors . . .
frankly, she's an addict who behaves like one and, by her own admission, has lied . . .
Nevertheless, her account raises questions about her husband's actions. For, while she tried to defend her husband by saying that she holds responsibility for her consumption of drugs, she did not deny her earlier claim - that her husband bought and supplied her some of those drugs years ago.
In the time the two have known each other, Bill Lockyer has been California's attorney general and then, since 2007, state treasurer. The notion that a statewide elected officeholder was providing his wife with drugs is serious.
She also revealed for the first time that she had sought dependency treatment in June 2010, after winning a spot for the November runoff, not after the election was over as was previously reported. We know that Bill Lockyer financed most of her campaign from his own political coffers. And of the $1.5 million he kicked in, more than two-thirds came after the June election.
Again, this is no longer just about Nadia. Bill effectively bought her the office. If he did so knowing she was addicted to drugs or alcohol, his own judgment is questionable and of public concern.
Through a spokesman, Bill Lockyer on Monday denied providing her with drugs and said his wife is lying. As for the timing of his campaign contributions, the spokesman said the treasurer did not know of his wife's participation in the drug-dependency program when he financed her election.
Frankly, we don't know who is telling the truth.
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Frankly, we don't know who is telling the truth.Easy Answer: They're both Rats!
Papa Rat Lockyer.. You got some ‘splaining to do, Mister.
former state AG, State Senate leader and just an all around a’hole.. just what california seems to pass off for a decent politician.. OH and he’s a DemocRat.
Corruption, Corruption.. we know your name.. Rat bastards,, the whole lot of them