Granholm's Ethics Problems

Shining the light of truth on Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm's ethics issues.

Friday, March 24, 2006

More errors in Selepak parole

Parole officer failed to test for alcohol use, may have improperly blocked transfer.

Granholm-supervised Corrections fails Michigan once again, and three people died due to it. Patrick Selepak's parole officer repeatedly failed to test him for alcohol use last year and may have incorrectly blocked a possible transfer to North Carolina long before Selepak was accused of murdering three people last month.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Another flubbed Granholm managed contract.

Can the Granholm administration do anything right?

A $250 million dollar contract is called fraud by the SEC, and "Republican lawmakers have complained recently about the haste with which the program is being developed and a lack of transparency by the Granholm administration in decision-making on contracts to administer it."

Lack of transparency? No kidding.

Monday, March 13, 2006

G-P fires 210 people; Granholm's solution: build a bridge.

Georgia-Pacific closed up a plant in the Gaylord area, with another 210 people joining the unemployment lines. Granholm's solution to this problem? Let's build a bridge! Of course, her first instinct was go mum on the entire problem and not contact a single local official regarding the issue.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

State Board approves Granholm's $19.5 million dollar "payback" to her promoters

The State Administrative Board approved Granholm's $19.5 million dollar payback to her 2002 campaign video producers.

Mike Shore, the MEDC's chief communications officer, said the two agencies "really did shine and stand apart from their competition." Yeah, I bet.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Our Crybaby Governor

The Freep reports "Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she raised her hand to ask about the auto industry's problems but President George W. Bush never called on her during a question-and-answer session at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington last week. Oh, well, at least he didn't make her go sit in the corner."

WHAA WHAAA WHAA, Governor. We're the only state in the nation not hit by a hurricane that is losing jobs, and you expect the President to acknowledge you at a NGA meeting? Cry me a river. Why don't you show some leadership instead of spending so much time whining and complaining?

Questions raised about Granholm's political ties to winning firm

More reporting on Granholm's sweet advertising deal given pulled from a legit contract winner and given to political cronies.

The Detroit News reports "What has raised eyebrows in this instance is that, according to legislative spokesmen, Duffey, Petrosky's officials have been contributors to the governor's campaigns. None of the other firms in the finals for the advertising contract, the spokesmen say, were such contributors. The firm's owner is also a friend and former neighbor of the governor."

Check it out.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Having trouble paying your energy bills?

Are you having trouble paying your energy bills this winter? Well, this one is a real doozy. Granholm appoints her cronies to the Public Services Commission - you know, the people that set energy rates for the state. Rates immediately rise - 29 times - to the tune of ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

She then hires CMS head honcho Howard Edelson to run her campaign - and immediately starts receiving free publicity by appearing in radio commercials in SE Michigan advocating an energy bill assistance program that is not even operated by the state.

Coincidently, DTE Energy and CMS Energy, two of the largest utility corporations in Michigan, donated $44,000 to the Governor's re-election campaign thus far.

Granholm's Administration wants $100K from a small business...for someone else's tax liability!

WOOD-TV8 reports that Governor Granholm's administration wants a small Grand Rapids business to pay someone else's $100,000 tax bill!

Firm Tied to Granholm wins $19.5 million dollar lottery...paid for by the taxpayers!

The Detroit Free Press: A Farmington Hills advertising firm with little experience in government promotion but long-standing ties to Gov. Jennifer Granholm is poised to land a $19.5-million contract to help pitch the state as a great place to do business.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Granholm Siphons not-yet-available-Cash from jobs plan to promote herself!

Like good ol' Jim Blanchard before her, Jennifer Granholm has taken money belonging to the 21st Century Jobs Fund and has hired a firm to promote tourism...with her appearing as the actress in the ads, of course.

It has our legislative leaders am I!