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Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Monday, October 09, 2006

Is this his first election?

AP: Allen failed to report stock options

RICHMOND, Va. - For the past five years, Sen. George Allen has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company. The Virginia Republican also asked the Army to help another business that gave him similar options…
Allen's stock options date to the period from January 1998 to January 2001 when Allen was between political jobs and had plunged into the corporate world…
Allen's office said he did not report his Commonwealth options on his past five Senate disclosure reports because their purchase price was higher than the current market value. Allen viewed them as worthless and believed in "good faith" he did not have to report them, aides said.
Allen disclosed the options once — on an amendment to his 2000 ethics report filed three months after the normal filing period ended. He excluded the options from subsequent reports.
When AP showed Allen's lawyer the Senate ethics manual requirement that such options must be reported each year regardless of value, the lawyer said he was unfamiliar with that provision. Allen has now asked the Senate ethics committee for an opinion on whether he should have disclosed them…

How can so much hit a guy at one time? This was an investigation by the Associated Press, but notice the time of how this story comes out one month before the election?
There is a lot more to this story, and much of it involves financial dealings, and a rather clear picture that Allen got involved in tech companies that almost all failed, which is why he only reported once.
Read for yourself:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061009/ap_on_el_se/allen_in_business

Who is running Allen’s campaign? I have never worked a day in a state-wide or national election, but I know I can do a better job than whoever is running this campaign right now.

5 Comments:

Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

YOu may want to give him a call and make the offer. You COULD do a better job. Actually, if someone could just kind of trot along side of him and tell him what to say and when to say it, he might be in better shape. Now might be a good time to entrench yourself at the office of your local Republican HQ, Publius. If you haven't already. Get some experience, and do a little social engineering.

Fri Oct 13, 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

All they have to do is call. They know where to find me, I have called, faxed, and emailed them enough.

Sun Oct 15, 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

Now THAT'S taking the bull by the horns! You call me. You might want to physically go down there and talk to a person, in person. Let them know you're serious. Otherwise, it's all just talk.

Tue Oct 17, 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

So you know, I have applied for positions with about 20 different Republican Representatives, Senators, and Virginia Delegates. But, as it turns out, being a DJ did not qualify me for the positions.

Wed Oct 18, 04:57:00 AM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

I didn't do a good job of getting my point across on this, my bad. What I meant was to go and volunteer, work on the immediate local level, and show them your skills. Do some networking, and you could probably impress someone enough to turn that into an opportunity. If you can't waltz in the front door, kick in the back. It's all about who you know, if you get some face time, you'll get where you're trying to go.

Wed Oct 18, 11:32:00 AM  

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