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Lori Price CLG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:17 PM
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AP: Effort to Quash Conn. (GOP corrupt) Gov. Subpoenas
Edited on Mon Mar-08-04 12:18 PM by Lori Price CLG
AP: Effort to Quash Conn. Gov. Subpoenas

Thu Mar 4,12:53 PM ET

By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press Writer

HARTFORD, Conn. - A state contractor and a close friend of (corrupt Republican) Gov. John G. Rowland went to court Thursday to try to quash subpoenas from the legislative committee investigating the governor.

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Lawyers for businessman Robert Matthews, a millionaire friend of the governor, claim in their motion that the subpoena violates his right to due process and that the committee has no jurisdiction over Matthews because he is a Florida resident.

The House of Representatives voted in January to establish the inquiry committee after the governor admitted lying about accepting gifts for his cottage from friends, politically appointed employees and a state contractor.

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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:26 PM
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1. I thought that idiot had resigned.
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Lori Price CLG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:50 PM
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2. No, apparently God talks to Rowland...
Edited on Mon Mar-08-04 12:51 PM by Lori Price CLG
...and it's going to be OK. Rowland is promoting the heck out the movie 'The Passion of The Christ," and just came back from the GOP governors' conference where he bonded with Jeb, as they are good friends from the Enron days.

See: (telegraph.co.uk, 19/12/2003)
Corruption claim governor says he was called by God

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The governor of the strait-laced New England state of Connecticut has rejected calls for his resignation over corruption allegations, saying he is in direct contact with God.

In a performance worthy of a fallen "televangelist" John Rowland, who has admitted accepting favours and gifts from powerful businessmen, defended his position by saying the Almighty had called to him "loud and clear" in his "adversity".

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