Yale called, Josh, they want their law degree back

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“…The AGO’s indefinite delay here – which terminated only by compulsion of the discovery process – crossed the line. This conclusion is also butressed by the fact that the AGO provided no further communication to DSCC concerning this Sunshine Law Request after May 1, 2018; had DSCC not filed suit, the AGO would not have produced the responsive records [….] The AGO’s wrongful denial of DSCC’s request violated the Sunshine Law….” – November 14, 2022 – Judge Jon Beetem – Cole County Circuit Court, 19th Judicial Circuit

Josh Hawley Violates Sunshine Law While State’s Top Attorney
Feb 02, 2019

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Missouri Democratic Party Executive Director, Lauren Gepford, released the following statement:

“’t has become abundantly clear that Josh Hawley used his taxpayer-paid office as Attorney General to climb the ladder to the U.S. Senate, and apparently was willing to disregard the laws he swore to uphold in doing so. When the very person charged with enforcing our Sunshine Law can’t be trusted to follow it, Missourians’ trust in their government is undermined. Senator Hawley is no different from those career politicians he blasts on the campaign trail.’

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Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].

Political hackery in the Missouri Attoney General’s Office under Josh Hawley (r) in support of his ladder climbing? Say it ain’t so.

It is so:

ColeCountyJoshHawleyAGOCC00119 [pdf]

Subverting the Missouri Sunshine Law – RSMo § 610 – by the office supposedly in charge of enforcing it? Say it ain’t so.

$12,000.00 fine and court costs. Josh Hawley doesn’t get to pay those penalties, the taxpayers of Missouri do.

Previously:

Senator Claire McCaskill (D) – town hall in Warrensburg – Press Q and A – August 17, 2017 (August 17, 2017)

What passes for a flatbed truck at “…Yale, I think, or Harvard, one of those, one of those fancy ones…” (August 16, 2018)

That’s it

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This morning, on National Public Radio:

POLITICS
Donald Trump is officially running for president in 2024
November 16, 20225:01 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition

Donald Trump, who tried to overthrow the 2020 presidential election results and inspired a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, announced Tuesday night that he has launched a 2024 presidential bid.

Yep.

“Make America Great Again” – in Russian.

Yes. Yes they do.

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Risky and Reckless.

Arizona.

Last night:

Kari Lake@KariLake
Governor candidate, AZ
Arizonans know BS when they see it.
9:25 PM · Nov 14, 2022

Heh.

Some of the responses:

You lost

And that’s why they voted against you

That’s exactly why you lost.

Exactly! Which is why we voted for Katie Hobbs

They sure do. That’s why you lost.

Self awareness is the first step. Now you can begin to address why you felt compelled to give the people of your state BS instead of truth.

Explains why you’re not the next Governor

Yeah we do. And we voted against it. Proud McCain Republican here. I took great pride voting for Hobbs after you told all of us to go to hell. How you possibly thought attacking Senator McCain in Arizona was a winning strategy will always be a mind blowing mystery.

Yep. Turns out telling a huge swath of your potential voters to fuck off is a bad strategy. Nice work.

Ma’am, this is a Wendy’s.

Heh.

who are you again?

That is indeed what the official results suggest

You’ve got a mirror, try it sometime.

This is so true! Very glad you’ve come to terms with your loss

Apparently.

Didn’t expect you to concede so early but good for you

Yes. Yes they do.

Synchronicity.

Biggest self own in political history.

You really didn’t think this one through, did you.

A rare moment of self-awareness here.

They do, that’s why they voted for the other person!

Have a nice day 🙂

Good summary of how your race ended up

Sorry, Kari who?

This has to be the most impressive self-own ever.

Wow. What an astoundingly honest moment of self reflection

Kind of telling on yourself with this one aren’t you?

I mean you really walked right into this one

Bless your heart. Who knew you were so introspective? You’re taking this so much better than we thought you would.

She perfectly summed up her own campaign; what a great way to concede.

And on and on.

Previously:

In the Arizona dust (November 14, 2022)

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

In the Arizona dust

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In Arizona:

Governor
4 Year Term | Elect 1
Hobbs, Katie (DEM) 1,267,241 Votes (Leading by 19,382) 50.4%
Lake, Kari (REP) 1,247,859 Votes 49.6%

No friends of right wingnut trumper and former news reader Kari Lake (r):

Ilhan Omar @IlhanMN
US House candidate, MN-05
Katie Hobbs wins Arizona governor’s race. Kari Lake can thank the voters she was rude to for her defeat. Classic f@&# around find out beat down.
8:24 PM · Nov 14, 2022

And:

Liz Cheney @Liz_Cheney
You’re welcome, @KariLake.
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8:17 PM · Nov 14, 2022

Receipts. Across the political spectrum.

In disarray

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Yesterday evening:

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
I don’t get the Senate GOP line on @HerschelWalker: Please, please win – but we won’t let you vote for leadership. Are you going to treat him like a full member of the Senate or not?
5:49 PM · Nov 13, 2022

Just a few of the responses:

UMMMM he’s not a senator.

There’s that.

He’s not going to win so you don’t have to worry about it.

You could always just give him a leadership badge

We see what you did there.

Go down to Georgia and campaign for him. It’s not at all far from your home-state of Virginia!! And you could even practice your running.

The fact you are asking that on Twitter tells everyone why your party lost.

Someday trump will be gone, but your dishonor will remain.

You’ll never lose that trump stench.

Do you think he can run faster than you?

Awe……is your party in disarray? Couldn’t happen to an nicer bunch of insurrectionists….

I’m glad you guys are starting to come around to pro-choice.

Your party is dead

He did say so.

I would worry about this about as much as your Oval Office dreams.

Not. Lost the first round and will lose the second. Shouldn’t you be off, running away from something again?

You sound nervous, Josh. Are ya nervous?

Please. Stop.

Quick, who’s your daddy: Trump or DeSantis?

Same difference.

“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce