From the daily archives: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

McCain’s new yard signs…

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Make your own here.

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I just got word that Marc Dann pulled into the Rhodes Tower parking garage about 10 minutes ago.

So he’s officially back in the office.

I wonder what kind of excuse they will come up with this time.

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Dann’s office says he’s out to lunch.

However, it doesn’t appear as though he actually eats lunch. At least not according to his schedule- which lists every appointment as well as travel times between appointments.

According to last week’s schedule, Marc Dann had lots of breakfast meetings – often more than one a day – at the Hyatt and Latitude 41 (no wonder he’s overweight).

He also had a dinner meeting at Haiku.

But no lunch.

Makes you wonder where he really is this afternoon.

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Headline of the week!

About a dozen investigators from the Ohio inspector general’s office showed up at Attorney General’s Marc Dann’s office in the Rhodes Tower in Columbus to begin an independent investigation.

They have already confiscated computer equipment, and State Highway Patrol officers are on the ground floor of the tower checking people’s badges and belongings as they leave. Apparently patrol members are targeting employees of the attorney general’s office for bag searches.

Lt. Jim Wernecke of the patrol confirmed that the patrol is there at the request of the inspector general. He would not comment further.

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A new Quinnipiac poll has Obama beating McCain 47 – 40…

Either one of the two Democratic contenders, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama or New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, leads the likely Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Sen. Obama leads Sen. McCain 47 – 40 percent while Sen. Clinton is up 46 – 41 percent.

So much for that “electability” argument, eh Hillary?

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No one seems to know what’s going on over at Dann’s office.

This morning his “spokesperson” announced a press conference for noon- adding “Attendance is mandatory”.

It turns out a lot of people showed up only to find that the entire 17th floor of the Rhodes Tower – the location of Dann’s office – was “on lock-down to protect sensitive documents that may be subject to investigation.”

Jesus, Marc. You can’t even RESIGN correctly!

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Dann to Resign At Noon?

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Here it comes

Attorney General Marc Dann is expected to make a statement on his political future at noon today.

Although it’s widely speculated that Dann will step down from the office he’s held since January 2007, his spokesman, Jason Stanford, wouldn’t preview his statement.

“Attendance is mandatory,” Stanford said.

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In an article from this morning’s Dispatch, Rep. Batchelder criticized the articles of impeachment proposed by the Dems yesterday…

Some of the articles, Batchelder said, are weak. He and House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering, pointed specifically to Article V, which says Dann failed to exercise due care to ensure the safety and security of state property.

“Does that mean somebody dropped a dictating machine? I don’t know what that is,” he said. “That’s the kind of thing we don’t want to leave as part of our heritage.”

A dictating machine? Really? Does the state have a lot of […]

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