Boylan admits Pope involvement in primary election

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In an interview just reported, Puppet Joe Boylan accidentally said what everyone except the State Board of Elections already knew: Art Pope was involved in Boylan's campaign to defeat Richard Morgan.

Boylan said he is tired of hearing criticism linking him to Pope. "Art Pope has nothing to do with the general election right now," Boylan said. "Art Pope and Richard Morgan aren't a part of this race. Their involvement died May 2. I am not associated with Art Pope." Boylan said any contentions that Pope's corporations gave money directly to his campaign in the primary are untrue. (Emphasis added.)

I'm sure the Hairdresser is tired of hearing that criticism, but you can bet there will be no let up. Ever. Because Boylan just confessed to what everyone already knew:

Their involvement died May 2.

Boylan has learned quickly the ways of the Dark Side. He's mastered the art of parsing words and splitting hairs. No one I know thinks Art Pope is still involved in Boylan's campaign. In fact, the real question isn't about "now" at all. The real question is about Pope's involvement in the effort to defeat Richard Morgan back in May.

What's more, who's saying Pope's corporations gave money directly to Boylan's campaign? That's another red herring. The accusation against Pope's RLM organization is that it was engaged in "electioneering" with the express purpose of defeating a candidate. The Puppetshow wasn't found guilty for reasons that still escape me, but that doesn't change the reality of what happened on the ground.

Everyone knows the truth about this. You know. I know. The State Board of Elections knows. Even Boylan knows.

Joe Boylan is the Republican candidate for the State Legislature in Moore County for one reason and one reason only: Art Pope.

This is true whether he broke the law or not. To my knowledge.

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Their involvement died May 2.

So did Boylan's chance of winning this election.

It would be interesting to go back to a transcript

of the hearing. Didn't Boylan testify?


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Slugs and slime

Whose fault is it that two twenty somethings lives may be ruined? The people that recruited them to do the dirty deeds or the ones who caught them and protested about it? Hmmmmmmmm

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Mo,

Didn't you report that several Pope's related to Art had donated $4000 each to Boylan? If so, that means that someonenamed Pope has been involved after May 2 - because an individual can only give up to $2,000 per "cycle". $2000 during primary season, $2000 during general election. Ergo..... could someone be lying?

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

You know, I think I did.....let's take a look

Well, it looks like James A. Pope, John W. Pope and Joyce W. Pope each gave $4,000.00 2/13/2006, before May 6th...we were wrong....Pope has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with his campaign....hehe

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

And I mistated....

....the rule is $4000 per election cycle, and the primary counts as one cycle, general election counts as another.

Maybe we'll get to see what happens when a puppet's strings get cut, yes?

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

You know, I think I did.....let's take a look

Well, it looks like James A. Pope, John W. Pope and Joyce W. Pope each gave $4,000.00 2/13/2006, before May 6th...we were wrong....Pope has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with his campaign....

But Wait, there's more...Boylan states that none of Pope's corporations gave $$$ directly to his campaigns...and he's right, it was just Pope's family.

Don't you just love the spin?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Re: Slugs and Slime

I've heard through the political grapevine (to which I'm firmly grafted) that Boylan himself drove the young woman to the polls. Wasn't that nice of him?

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi