Friday, October 27, 2006

Tully Knocks Bosma For Hiring Pal For Christian Prayer Suit

House Speaker Brian Bosma's face was probably all smiles as he read the Star's front-page story about his fight to block gay marriage in Indiana, but his red face probably turned purple when he read political columnist Matt Tully's column today taking him to task for hirinig a partner in his own law firm to work on his ridiculous "Christian prayer" lawsuit. Tully describes it as a "clumsy and old school move" to pay William Bock, III, more than $27,000 for his work on the lawsuit.

Tully mentions it, but he doesn't raise any hackles over the fact that Bosma also pays Bock to serve as the House parliamentarian--so the obvious conflict of interest began even before he awarded the work on the lawsuit to Bock. Bosma is still fuming from Tully's last column criticizing him for wasting time with the lawsuit, calling him an "election-year warrior" and "Bosma the Bibleman."


Anonymous said...

Good. Let Bosma fume. This lawsuit has been ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Conflict of Interest? Surely not! Thats all that exists in Indiana! This is the norm in Indiana--these ppl sit all high and mighty and ignore the very laws they should be enforcing. Money is power! Money is the root of all evil,and the route to hypocracy and greed. I especially like the way the legislators ignore statutes of limitations. Maybe they should go back 50 years to collect fines! Maybe they should retroactively approve a property tax increase to 1945. Are we being ran out of our homes? Yes we are!! Pretty soon you will need to ask the Spaniards permission to pass go before you can get to your house!!! Are we mad? Absolutely! This is our State! Legislators should lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way! What happened to the days of John Wayne? Those days are forgotten just like the citizens of Indiana! On election day vote AMERICAN! Vote out incumbents!!!!

Wilson46201 said...

The Republicans have ruled the roost in our Statehouse and the Rubber Stamp Congress in Washington. Definitely dump those GOP chumps!

btw, you do know John Wayne fancied Latina women and married a few of them? He knew that tongue well !

Anonymous said...

Tully is a columnist, he is not a reporter. *yawn* Is anyone reading the Star? I wish they would keep calling my home and asking if I want to subscribe, and I'm not changing my mind.

Anonymous said...


Carson: Bought and Paid for

Campaign Finance: an alternate perspective part Deux

Taken from

Julia Carson (D)*
Laborers Union $10,000
United Auto Workers $10,000
Operating Engineers Union $6,500
American Federation of Teachers $5,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $5,000
Congressional Black Caucus PAC $5,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $5,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $5,000
National Education Assn $5,000
Sheet Metal Workers Union $5,000
United Steelworkers of America $5,000
Amerus Life Insurance $4,100
LGBT Fairness Fund $4,100
Siebert, Brandford et al $4,000
National Cmte for an Effective Congress $3,000
Winston Terrell Group $2,632
AT&T Inc $2,500
Carpenters & Joiners Union $2,500
Credit Union National Assn $2,500
FedEx Corp $2,500
French Pharmicie $2,500

This is the list of PACs and groups that contributed to Julia Carson's campaign this year for a total of $96,832. $64K (66%) of which is from the corrupt labor unions which pretty much hand out money to anyone with a "D" as their party affiliation. $3K from a left-wingnut group (Nat'l Cmte for Effective Congress). $4100 from the gays, $5K from the liberal CBC. French Pharmicie is NOT a drug company. It's a hoidy-toidy shop in Broad Ripple owned by one Stacy Kosene, whose given money as herself and her company essentially double dipping to bypass campaign finance laws. Kosene - a relative of the Kosenes that are real estate developers, and friends of Mayor Bart Peterson who is also a real estate developer by profession. Just connecting the dots!

Interesting CUNA gave her $2500 - they think they are paying for help from the banking committee, thinking she might get the nod for committee chair if by some miracle she wins this election. Imagine Julia Carson being in charge of the House Banking Cmte? EEE-GADS! I can just see her sitting there asleep supposedly listening to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony and waking up to say there was just a little girl in her lap and she was eating Julia's food and she disappeared? NO THANK YOU!

UPDATE: Gary Welsh of Advance Indiana has this update to the campaign finance story:

Carson is also getting last-minute help from some of her congressional colleages. Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) kicked in $2,000 each this past week, and Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) kicked in another $1,000 a piece. She picked up another $1,000 from a banker's PAC. One has to wonder why her colleagues are bothering to give her any money
So she has an additional $6000 to play around with? For a seat the flyover media thought was safe its turning out the Dickerson campaign is getting attention. Much more than the previous candidates.

Wilson46201 said...

Isnt it peculiar that somebody as allegedly wealthy as E.D. hasnt put any money into his own campaign? The local GOP has to bail him out to buy his last week radio ads. He ran out of money! He knows he's a loser - why invest in himself? So why vote for him?

Anonymous said...

Since you know so much Wilson, tell us how much money Julia "I want to go home now" Carson spent on advertising last week. I personally hear her say that tonight at the forum on West 16th street. Right after she took a call.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that more people are not infuriated about Bosma the Nazi wasting hundreds of thousands of TAXPAYER dollars to defend a lawsuit that goes against separation of chuch and state! This is another attempt by the Moral Majority pushing its values on all of us. I am a married heterosexual male with two sons, and I do not care who marries who or how they live or where they live. I just want people to be treated as human beings! Stop the non-sense. NO PRAYERS IN THE STATEHOUSE!