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Chris Redfern’s Mountaineer Melee

July 16th, 2009 Matt Comments

Marc Kovac from the Capital Blog posted press conference with Chris Redfern, Ohio Democrat Chairman and unregistered lobbyist for Mountaineer Gaming on YouTube in 6 portions [1,2,3,4,5,6].

During the question and answer segment, Joe Hallett from The Columbus Dispatch fires the opening salvo with what would turn out to be almost 15 minutes of questions about his highly questionable involvement in his wife’s lobbying affairs.

After repeating a Clintonesque line of he “has no recollection” of speaking to the Governor specifcally about Mountaineer Gambling and chastised Joe Hallett for daring to ask what he speaks about his wife at the dinner table. He then dodged the issue by: 1) pointing out that school choice campaigns give a lot of money to Republicans, which…um….. apparently means Republicans are as dirty as Democrats are, 2) The same people who are attacking his wife and he are just upset because of their strong support of the Ohio sodomite lobby (I’m sure the homosexuals love being used as a political shield like that!), and 3) This is just some crazy story started and pushed by yours truly (Scroll to 3:50):

Notice that right after he comments about me, they called for “last question,” as they knew it would only go down-hill from that point.

Chris, seriously, lay off the bloggers. That is just embarrassing.

You are perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Ohio, and you would be the first one criticizing a Republican leader if his wealth increased by this incredible last-minute flip-flop of the Governor’s. Some people would have been happy to have your good fortune of having a wife with a wealthy ex-husband who died in a tragic car crash, but your personal greed knows no limits. You are willing to disregard the beliefs of Ohioans who, on four separate occasions have said NO to gambling, and place the burden of balancing the state budget on the backs of the working class, all to benefit your wife’s personal business interests. How shameful!

You called me out because you wish to intimidate me into silence, but it won’t work and there is much more to this story that WILL NOT remain hidden behind your partisan liberal allies in the Ohio MSM. And as you saw today, they are already turning on you.

Chris Redfern, you are a corrupt slimeball and embody everything in which you have made a career out of accusing Republicans of being. I’m gunning for you Chris. Watch out!

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