Oct 28, 2009

Philip's Recipe for Mud Pie

Here's an interesting item from Philip R. Klein's Reader Mail page on the Southeast Texas Political Review. Notice the similarity between Klein's writing style and this purported letter from a reader:
From Beaumont: woods, for judge?  are you kidding me?  here's a man that wants to be a judge, with very little felony experience....  the even bigger problem?  most everyone in the courthouse knows of his on again off again relationship with a member of stevens staff.  guess he needs to get a little closer?  i'll bet her husband is about to flip a lid.....check your sources

Answer : Ouch.....do what? Anyone with information? EMAIL US!
Here's the other side: that rumor allegedly originated from an opponent of Woods, who is supported by a former county judge of Jefferson County. As such, it's another example of Philip's hidden agenda.

My sources say the rumors are completely false and have now been denied now by the person who started them.

Klein made the same wild accusations earlier this year about a Jefferson County Judge:
The Southeast Texas Political Review has learned of an investigation regarding a sitting Judge at the Jefferson County Courthouse. And this one may be a big one.

The Review has learned late this afternoon that a report has been made to authorities and that investigators "may be" assigned to the case. It is under review at this time. Another source has told the Review...that a complaint will be sworn out in the next ten days with the Judicial Commission regarding the matter.

The Review has learned that two law firms have been contacted by both the accused and the accuser and that a Lawsuit may be filed in the next week concerned the almost $10,000 that is being held in lue [sic] of payment to the former Court Reporter.

The Review has also learned early this morning that a Houston area law firm has been shadowing the "situation" and that they have a "vested" interest in getting to the bottom of the story. According to sources close to the law firm, "they" have been placed in the middle of this "very difficult" situation and may have to file further action against not only Jefferson County, but the court reporter involved.

Other sources that have called the Review and work at the Jefferson County Courthouse have confirmed that the first woman that was fired as a court reporter, and her now husband who was also fired, have made the decision to file a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Jefferson County and the Judge.

Furthermore, the husband is contemplating a wrongful termination suit.

A source very close to a practicing lawyer in that court has told the Review that the talk in the particular defense bar that the judge has now been effectively "castrated" and should at least step down during the investigation and litigation.
None of this happened.   Did I mention Klein v. Gillam?

This isn't politics; rather Philip is throwing mud again with a reckless disregard for the truth.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I have heard that Clint Woods has contacted an attorney about the post.

Anonymous said...

That is a complete lie made up by--you're right--an "opponent" of
Woods. It is really sad what extremes people will go to to get what they want at the expense of other people's lives. The people of this county ought to be scared to death to have someone like this so-called opponent being a judge and making very important decisions involving people's lives. If this is any indication of the job he would do on the bench, we should ALL make sure that this "opponent" doesn't get elected. He obviously doesn't make very good decisions...ALREADY! Anyone who knows Woods, knows he is a very honest guy and knows that those are just that....RUMORS!

Anonymous said...

I know one of Klein sources that feed him misinformation so he'll print it on his web site.