OH MY GOD! ANOTHER OUTRAGE! SENATE CANDIDATE GEORGE LEMIEUX USED "PRESSURE" ON FORMER GOV. CHARLIE CRIST TO GET AN INTERIM SENATE APPOINTMENT!!!!
THIS MIGHT BE A CRIME!!!!
Pardon the ALL CAPS craziness, but Republican Rep. Connie Mack's Senate campaign has once again notched it up to 11. It actually is calling for a federal investigation into LeMieux's appointment, saying it smacks of "extortion" or "bribery"
But there's no real evidence of any attempt to extort or bribe Crist by LeMieux.
Who says? The guys who spilled the story about LeMieux's manuevers: Former Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp and former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer (who's under indictment in what appears to be an ever-weakening fraud case that he bilked the GOP).
"No, I don’t believe he committed a crime. I don’t believe he committed one," Greer said. "If a guy comes in and says hey I want an appointment remind him of all the things I’ve done for him – some he’d like to forget, some he’d remember – is that a crime? I don’t know...
"George had very strong points –all the things he had done for the governor. He felt confident if he got an interview with the governor, he was confident he’d get the appointment. He got the interview. And he got the appointment."
Here's Kottkamp when asked if he believed anything illegal happened: “I doubt it. I doubt it…. I don’t know what they talked about.”