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Kempthorne, “Cough up” those gubernatorial records, will ya?
Boise, ID –
For its tiny size, population 1.3 million, Idaho is probably one of the most
openly corrupt states in the union. Tough accusation. Can we back it up?
Hey, is a frog’s ass waterproof?
have Boise’s Watergate from 1998 through
today, still unresolved, in which many of the most prominent attorneys,
judges, university administrators, county officials, and state politicians,
including past Governor Dirk Kempthorne, participated in one of the most
damaging financial fiascos to ever embroil Boise, Ada County, and the
University of Idaho and University of Idaho Foundation: the failed $138
million University Place fiasco whose finances imploded like Enron.
Only a few
of the perps were convicted. The rest got away with financial murder. The
major reason, besides corruption, is due to a unique Idaho law that says
only the Treasurer -- the politician responsible for handling the funds, not
the rest of the crooks who handled the money but whose official job title
was not “Treasurer” -- can be convicted of criminal wrongdoing. Hence only
U of I VP of Finance, Jerry Wallace, was convicted.
One of the
other major players, convicted lawyer/lobbyist Roy Eiguren, was an alumnus
of the U of Idaho and student body president. Another participant, ex
Governor Dirk Kempthorne, was also an alumnus of the U of Idaho and student
body president. He was promoted to Secretary of the Interior by President
Idaho’s senior Senator Larry Craig, who regularly trashed gay rights with
anti-gay legislation, confessed to, and was convicted of, soliciting
anonymous gay sex in a Minneapolis Airport men’s room from a vice cop.
Craig promised to resign his Senate seat, then reneged. Craig also used
political campaign funds to finance his ridiculous appeal, which he recently
lost and was slapped upside the head by the U.S. Senate for his actions.
Various gay men came forth on national TV to finger Craig – I wouldn’t touch
that with a 10-foot mop -- as their previous gay sex partner and, in at
least one alleged encounter, Craig boasted how he was a rich and powerful
U.S. Senator who could buy dozens of – insinuate, insinuate – low life gay
partners just like the one he allegedly just had sex with.
Apparently, Craig has been in a constant state of denial, guilt, and
psychologically confused for many years. This is the same Senator Craig who
was sitting at the side of ex Gov Dirk Kempthorne, laughing it up and
back-slapping each other, during Kempthorne’s soft-ball questioning by
20-odd Senators on a confirmation committee who approved Kempthorne’s
nomination by Prez Bush for the position of Sec of the Interior. Yuck,
yuck, yuck. Craig was also an alumni of the U of Idaho and student body
all the crooks get to be President? Anyway, are we starting to get a
picture of what’s been going on for many years with the major politicians in
Idaho? Sex and money. Hmmm, sounds like a Grade-F movie.
President Bush in 2006 and taps then Gov Kempthorne to replace Gale Norton
as Sec of the Interior after the Department of Interior Jack Abramoff
scandal in which Abramoff and cohorts got sent up the river for various
crimes including bribery and millions of dollars in vendor and legislative
payoffs. Eager to escape his alleged nefarious participation in Idaho
politics, Kempthorne and wifester Patricia immediately responded to Bush in
the Key of C, “Ya-yesss, George Bush,” and jammed off to Bush’s Cabinet in
Washington, DC where they are currently hiding between Laura’s tea cups.
one thing. Gov Kempthorne, required by state law to fork over his
gubernatorial records to the Idaho Historical Society relating to what went
on during his many years of political tap dancing in Idaho, has steadfastly
refused for two years to “cough up” his records. Let me repeat: Kempthorne
has stalled, refused, and still has not -- as required by state law – given
up his gubernatorial records for over two years.
Kempthorne’s typical response, “Hey, I been busy. We got to vet my records
for, you know, like top secret classified info whatchamacallits, dudes.”
Or is it that there might be something you’re hiding, Mr. Dirky Lurky?
even the left Liberal Idaho Statesman has had enough and popped up with a
recent editorial not-so-subtly urging Sec of Interior Kempthorne to “cough
up” his two year late, as in sincerely tardy, PUBLIC gubernatorial records
for everybody to see, read, fondle, and laugh at.
with the Idaho Statesman on this one – which does not mean we are asking
them out to the next Senior Prom.
Mr. Suckatomato of the Inferior, “cough up” the records, will ya?
to help His Honorable Secretary of the Interior get over his stage fright,
the author of the book, Boise’s Watergate:
University Place & All The Governor’s Men – Deep Throat II – will
do his part to set Kempthorne’s gubernatorial record straight by sending a
free copy of his Best Selling book to the Idaho Historical Society post
haste, you know, for all the history buffs to read, wonder, cry, and laugh
their butts off at. After all, Kempthorne’s gubernatorial reign in Boise
really was one Big Political Joke after another. Unless, of course, you
were a student, alumni donor, professor, or administrator at the U of Idaho
whose student body slid into enrollment and fiscal Hell after being
financially raped by the Boyz of Boyzee in the University Place fiasco.
Then, it isn’t so funny. By the way, adios to U of Idaho President Tim
White who was hired to clean up the University Place Garbage but, whew, has
now escaped to become Chancellor of UC Riverside in California.
the scene of the crime.
whaddya got to hide by refusing to release your gubernatorial records to the
Idaho Historical Society, Mr. Secretary? It’s not like you worked in a
Special Security Detachment, with the Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence
and Counter Intelligence, in the Pentagon with a Top Secret Crypto Eyes Only
and other classified code word security clearances while playing Governor of
Idaho, right? I thought not.
“cough up” those records pronto, pardner, or the Idaho Statesman might write
something nasty about you – even if it is true, like how come you just added
the polar bear to the Endangered Species List yesterday when its population
has increased from 5,000 to over 25,000 over the last decade? No shortage
of bears but they’re going extinct, right? Right. We’ll cover that one
later, OK? Like tomorrow. Have a nice day, Dirk. – Deep Throat II
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