Cover-ups are so
easy when no one chooses to pay attention. Yes, we're talking about GOP Marketplace and the phone-jamming scandal.
(Click here to see the "You are not authorized to view this page" sign where GOP Marketplace's website used to be)
The New Hampshire Republican party has always claimed that the $15,600 it gave GOP Marketplace was supposed to be used for get-out-the-vote calls, not the sabotaging of the Democrats' phone-banks for which it was actually used. In fact, members of the New Hampshire state GOP professed to be so irate that they were demanding a refund. "If we donât get it back," State party Election Law Committee member Richard Kennedy, R-Hopkinton, told The Manchester Union Leader, "you might see a theft of services charge."
Now, if you're interested in getting to the bottom of these sorts of hijinks you want to see dust-ups like this because if things get ugly -- and especially if they go into the courts -- you know all the details are going to come out.
But now it seems the New Hampshire Republican party isn't quite so interested to see that happen. Late last week, the head of the New Hampshire GOP, Jayne Millerick, told the Union Leader that she's decided not to seek any refund after all, preferring instead to "move forward."
That's what's called the other shoe dropping.