LB Patch blogger Jim Hennessy just wrote an article called “Councilmember Eileen Googin Uses Taxpayer’s to Fund Her Political Career.” That title basically explains the gist of what Mr. Hennessy is trying to say. Now, I have no idea if he is right or not; I’ve been trying to stay away from the politics in this town, so I’m barely paying attention these days (we also have a lot of other things to worry about, like getting people back in their homes and businesses). But Mr. Hennessy, with all due respect, using taxpayers money to allegedly fund campaigns has been done before:
I use the word “allegedly,” but I truly believe what I wrote is true and nobody can take that opinion away from me.
If City Councilwoman Goggin’s brochure came out next October, I’d possibly agree with Mr. Hennessy, but it’s May and elections are still six months away. Nobody is going to remember this brochure come November. The multiple-LB City Beats, on the other hand, were mailed conveniently before last election: October 7th, 2011 (article A) (article B) & November 2nd, 2011 (article). Election was November 8th, 2011.
UPDATE: The only reason why I wrote this blog post is because in my previously mentioned article, a person named Jim Hennessy wrote “Everything doesn’t have to be a conspiracy!” Assuming it’s the same Jim Hennessy, I’m just defending what I wrote and want to apply that same exact comment to Hennessy’s article on Eileen Googin: Everything doesn’t have to be a conspiracy.
(Thanks John for posting SeabytheCity’s link in the comments of the Patch article)