If there is any doubt as to how severely and to what extent the "Teflon Don" of Attorney Generals, Democrat Richard Blumenthal; has placated a double standard between his not so ethical portrayal of the People's Attorney and how under his watch he kept shop, one only needs to inquire into the review of his office.
It seems a recent editorial in today's Waterbury Republican Newspaper brought to light some very disturbing and distinct suggestions that Tricky Dicky may in fact have a dual personality malfunction disorder.
The Article is quoted as follows:
"According to the state's auditors, Mr. Blumenthal should have spent more time minding his own store. Their little-publicized review of the attorney general's office found a number of serious deficiencies, if not outright violations of the law, when it came to managing personnel, finances and outside contracts. They found Mr. Blumenthal:
■ Let subordinates to abuse their compensatory-time benefits.
■ Regularly failed to deposit large payments to his office within statutory time limits, costing the government (taxpayers) interest income.
■ Committed a major accounting lapse by overstating more than $360,000 in receivables.
■ Routinely spent money before receiving authorization or after authorizations had expired.
■ Exceeded contractual limits on payments to outside attorneys and then regularly made those lawyers wait for their checks, some for as long as two years. (Maybe if Mr. Blumenthal pushed his more than 300 assistant attorneys general a little bit, he could spare taxpayers the additional expense of hiring extra legal help to handle his hyperactive caseload.) For his part, Mr. Blumenthal offered excuses and rationalizations to pardon his mismanagement, none of which he would accept if they came from a business he was intent upon suing."
It is no surprise that Blumenthal has made a 20 year habit out of traveling around the State and Nation seeking out each and every opportunity he could for his overextended 15 minutes of fame as Connecticut Attorney General. His adventures have included but were not limited to: testimony in Washington, actively entertaining parade watchers, impromptu news conferences announcing what windfall judgments he obtained against evil corporations [despite the fact that the truly guilty were let off easy ie: Ameriquest Mortgage], swaying public opinion favorably in his direction by addressing civic organizations, actively attended political and union rallies, lying…er ah "misspeaking" about his heroism that wasn't in the Vietnam War and let us not forget helping to close the doors of a local computer shop at a cost of several millions of dollars to Connecticut Taxpayers and so on and so forth and so whatever else double standard politicians seem to do these days.
The simple fact remains that for 20 years the pompous Mr. Blumenthal has spent two decades as a legalistic dictator that demanded companies large and small across Connecticut and America run their entities in a manner he demanded without any flexibility for the slightest grace for unintended error. At every opportunity, he morphed into a publicity seeking opportunist in an attempt to make himself ever so known to Connecticut households as the seeker of justice who routinely ran down each and every person who opposed his not so noble causes. While it is clear that Mr. Blumenthals actions as Attorney General are reprehensible and double natured in principal, virtue and fact, there is a greater issue at large which requires every clear thinking voter in Connecticut to consider.
Mr. Blumenthal is a byproduct of what all failed politicians have in common: The Establishment, much like Senator Dodd, Harry Ried, Ross Garber and the rest of the corrupt clan; they have nothing to offer their employers the taxpayers. As a result, their double standard lifestyle of government has resulted in choices that are clearly contrary to the good of the people, serving only to oppress them. Rather than advance freedom and democracy while aiding fundamental moral and economic growth, they the willing have disgraced themselves and the reality of what is right and true.
As a result, we the people have suffered greatly and as such experienced the unintended consequences of another self medicated politician.