Mar 15, 2010

Open Letter to Philip Klein: "The Same Old Think..."

Dear Philip;

I felt compelled to write a personal message, since you've outdone yourself regarding your misinterpretation of the Hatch Act. Consider this a piece for your "Reader Mail" page.

I think you're shirking your civic responsibility. A violation of the Hatch Act is civil, not criminal:
Is a Hatch Act investigation an administrative or criminal matter?

Answer: A Hatch Act investigation is an administrative matter. Hatch Act matters are adjudicated before the Merit Systems Protection Board, which is an administrative agency.
Yet, you wrote:
The monitoring of the Hatch Act is exclusively held to the District Attorney of the County to which the campaign races are overseen.

...but be sure that the Jefferson County District Attorney should have enforced the Hatch Act...
Can you explain why a county criminal district attorney would investigate and enforce federal civil complaints? I don't think you know what you're talking about, regardless of what those many anonymous sources purportedly told you.

Congress expressly granted the Office of Special Counsel administrative and investigative duties over the Hatch Act. Violations of criminal law such as bribery and fraud are referred to the U.S. Attorney General's office. Nowhere in the U.S. Administrative Code is jurisdiction over Hatch Act violations granted to a county criminal district attorney.

Contrary to your confused opinion, the power to enforce the Hatch Act is in your hands, Philip:
Is the Law Actually Enforced?

Anyone can file a complaint of a potential Hatch Act violation by filling out this form available on OSC's Web site.
You can also file an online complaint here.

I did, however, find interesting your bad attempt at blackmailing the local media into chasing your loony conspiracy theories:
...we have made the decision to expose the violations and leave it up to the media to follow up on.
If you truly believe your contrived accusations are real, why don't you give the local and national media something real to report?

As a tax payer, "editorialist", citizen blogger, political analyst, private investigator, wing nut, and former operator of five bankrupt Dairy Queens, file a Hatch Act complaint on those five people you've refused to name. Do a press release and hold a press conference. Do a video shoot as you press the send button on your complaint. You could even recycle that speech you never delivered to the Golden Triangle Republican Women (GTRW).

Such a complaint is credible, but this statement on the SET Political Review is not:
The Review has been in direct contact with the Office of Special Counsel who has asked us for a list of names and counties. 
After watching this same trite scenario play itself out last month with your silly accusations about Tom Maness, I think you're all hat and no cattle.


Gus Pillsbury

P.S. You never commented on the amazing similarities between your writing style and that of Theodore Kaczynski (the emphasis is mine):
Throughout the manuscript...Kaczynski capitalizes entire words in order to show emphasis. He always refers to himself as either "we" or "FC" (Freedom Club) [in your case, this would be "we" or "the Review"]  though he appears to have acted alone. Donald Foster, who analyzed the writing at the request of Kaczynski's defense, notes that the manuscript contains instances of irregular spelling and hyphenation, as well as other consistent linguistic idiosyncrasies (which led him to conclude that it was indeed Kaczynski who wrote it).
Is this coincidence?


Anonymous said...

A total and complete IDIOT!!!

Anonymous said...

When Klein says "I like him.. I don't want to hurt people," look for a bleeding dagger in the guy's back.

Anonymous said...

Klein ain't gonna file a complaint. He didn't on maness, he won't now. Even Klein's not stupid enough to file a fake complaint.

Anonymous said...

I don't know. Klein is real stupid.

Patrick McDermott said...

Phillip always gets his man.

Anonymous said...

I am a lawyer from Austin, Texas. I agree with your assessment of the Hatch Act. I also agree with your assessment of Philip Klein...he's a ticking time bomb.