Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This past June, we covered the case of dimwit Alan Hevesi, the NY State Comptroller, who stated that he wished to "put a bullet between the president's eyes." Despite the fact that this elected NY state official threatened the life of the President, Downies in NY stood by him, and Hevesi kept his job. He appeared to be on the way to re-election this year.
Until now. Monday, a state ethics board held that Hevesi's use of a state official to drive his wife around was illegal - and now Hevesi is being pressured to resign by state Republicans, and even a few Downies are quietly saying that he should step down.
Liberal values: threaten the President and keep your job; act like a crook, and maybe you will lose your job.
Hevesi under fire
New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi is under fire for using state employees to chauffeur his wife. Tuesday, State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer asked his office to open an investigation. Spitzer has recused himself because of his endorsement of Hevesi for office.
Meanwhile, Hevesi's little known opponent is gaining momentum and pushing hard to oust the incumbent. Republican challenger Chris Callaghan was most recently trailing by 27 points in a Quinnipiac poll. With just two weeks until Election Day, Callaghan believes the Hevesi investigation will lead to a victory for republicans in at least one statewide race.
"I again call on Mr. Hevesi to resign for his own sake, for the sake of his wife, for the sake of his party and the sake of the people of the state of New York," Callaghan said during a news conference in Rochester Tuesday.
Callaghan says he is prepared for a fight if Hevesi does not step down. A fight he says he will win in the end.
"Victory, we will simply defeat him on November 7th. I still hope he will take his leave before the end of the year, but if he doesn't we will have a transition. He'll move out, I'll move in and the public's money will be safer," Callaghan said.
Monday, a report from the State Ethics Commission found that Hevesi broke the law by using state employees to chauffeur his wife. The report gave a sudden boost to Callaghan's struggling campaign.
"Well, it's helping me a lot. I've said frequently if we could add the fair market value of Mr. Hevesi's help in my campaign I have the best financed campaign in the state," Callaghan said.
For his part, Hevesi has apologized saying, "I made a mistake. I am deeply sorry. I offer no excuses."
So, resign, Mr. Hevesi.
This couldn't have happened to a nicer scumbag.