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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:27 AM
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Editorial: Shelley must go--Sac Bee
http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/12152933p-1...

That scratching sound you hear is California Secretary of state Kevin Shelley hanging on by his fingernails.
It's a futile effort. Whether he is impeached or resigns, Shelley must go and soon. The latest scathing audit, this one from the state Personnel Board documents Shelley's irrational and abusive behavior toward staff. Auditors also found evidence of violations of state civil service and personnel rules.

In one case highlighted in the audit, a $55,000-a year-job was posted for only six hours the day before Thanksgiving; applications were accepted only in San Francisco between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. That particular job was filled by Andrew Lee, the son of Julie Lee. She was a major Shelley campaign contributor and the principal target in a criminal probe into allegations that state funds that then-Assemblyman Shelley helped secure to build a community center ended up in his campaign coffers.
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:53 AM
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1. How much were they paid to bash Shelley?
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:53 PM
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2. Last two paragraphs tell the real story: oust him in time to rig '06
he 2006 june primary looms. It will involve all statewide officeholders and so will be even more complicated than the presidential balloting was in November. To prepare, many county elections officials, Sacramento's among them, must purchase and test new voting equipment and train poll workers on those new systems. Registrars are working furiously also to comply with federal election accessibility rules by a Jan. 1, 2006, deadline.

In addition, the state is required to have a statewide fraud resistant voter registration list in place by next year, a difficult technological feat. Achieving all of this will require leadership. Shelley is in no position to provide it. The sooner he cleans out his desk, the better off the state will be.
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:20 PM
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3. All their accusations are irelevant to Shelley. This is all political.
If they have problems with personnel, they should talk to the personnel director of the people working for the Department they feel aren't doing their jobs.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:43 PM
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4. Coincidentally, Shelley stood up to the Diebold Crowd
That is his sin. They need him out for the May special election , so we will "lose" the gerrymandering initiative, that will cost us several Dem seats . Arnolds choice for SOS will cost us dearly when '06 rolls around, too. Enjoy the last Blue days of California.It is all mapped out.
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