Posts Tagged Senator Bob Bennett
…or is he just being a nice guy? How did I miss that Bennett supports a public option?
The Club for Growth, those wacky guys who brought us about a dozen Democratic congressmen, are now setting their sights on Sen. Robert Bennett of Utah.
Utah indeed has a bizarre nominating process, but several of my sources in Utah seem convinced that the GOP’s delegates are wingnutty enough to ditch Bennett for the imaginary slight of supporting Democratic health care reform efforts.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff inadvertently confirmed on Twitter this afternoon that he’s running against Senator Bob Bennett in 2010.
Apparently thinking that he was sending a private text message, Shurtleff posted that he would be making an official announcement soon, and that he could raise significant amounts of money in Utah, California, New York, Arizona and Texas.
He added, “time to rock and roll!”
The postings were later removed, but here’s a screen capture of what his page looked like before.
Hypocrisy: a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
I am no defender of the lineup of Democrats that have decided they are not worthy of serving in political appointments due to unpaid tax issues. However, Democrats are only in the spotlight right now because it is the time of making appointments. Republicans, despite their pious statements, are equal offenders.
Daschle had to pay $140,000 in back taxes and interest for not properly reporting a chauffeured car provided to him by a prominent Democratic donor.
“He could not possibly have functioned effectively with this cloud over him,” [Utah Sen. Bob] Bennett proclaimed in a lively chat with reporters. “That is more than most Americans make in a year.”
Good thing no president ever tried to nominate Bennett to a Cabinet post, because he has had his own problems with back taxes.
In late 2005, Bennett and some business partners paid back about $320,000 in back property taxes that had accumulated over four years for their Anniversary Inns business, and that’s in addition to $140,000 in tax liens for late sales and tourism room taxes.
It begs the question whether Bennett can function effectively as a U. S. senator with this cloud over him. I’m just sayin’. You know, glass houses and all that.