March 19, 2010
Item #3: Michigan's Dingbat Governor Taken in by Scam Artist
Posted by Gregory of Yardale at March 19, 2010 6:04 AM
Michigan's Canadian-Born, Berkeley-educated, dimbulb governor --- a member of Barack Obama's elite team of economic advisors --- is a huge advocate for "Green Jobs." She recently honored an "entrepreneur" with $9.1 million in tax breaks as a reward for starting a company to supply African villages with "green" sanitation and power equipment.
Convicted embezzler and scam artist Richard Short was back in a Flint jail Wednesday -- a day after taking a stage with an unwitting Gov. Jennifer Granholm to celebrate a $9.1-million state tax break for his new company.
State officials who oversee the breaks -- but don't do background checks -- were mortified. Republicans called for investigations into how a felon duped a state agency.
"State officials" don't do background checks because they don't care. It's not their money.
Hat Tip: Trickle Up Politics