MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
Yesterday at The Conservative Agenda
AJ the Archivist reminded Beloved Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane to make sure to tell all our Persons of Consequence about The Blower’s really humble beginnings, because yesterday was the 26th Anniversary of The Whistleblower’s very first edition. Our single printed page (Edition #1 on May 29, 1990) looked something like this:
Edition #1 May 29, 1990
“Enquiring Minds” want to know. Why is the Cincinnati Enquirer ignoring some of Hamilton County’s biggest scandals? Who do these stories only appear in the Cincinnati Post? Among recent news that never appeared in The Enquirer:
• SHERRIFF LEIS HIRES HIS DAUGHTER VIOLATING STATE ETHICS LAWS
• PROSECUTOR NEY REFUSES TO PROSECUTE LEIS
• CLERK OF COURT DETERS PRESENTLY EMPLOYING HIS BROTHER
(at a salary $5,000 higher than comparable employees)
• ANOTHER DETERS EMPLOYEE GETTING $40,000 FOR A 26-HOUR WEEK
• DETERS FIRES DOUBLE-DIPPING REPUBLICAN LAWYER STRIGARI
INSIDE SCOOP on why these stories weren’t covered by The Enquirer: BILL KEATING is back as President of the paper. Former Republican Judge and Congressman. Still very active in party affairs. Word in the street is that KEATING is personally killing stories about Court House corruption to protect Republican officeholders. This may also explain why Political Reporter HOWARD WILKINSON’s regular Sunday column has not run the past two weeks.
Longtime Sharonville Mayor JOHN DOWLIN (also a longtime Republican) took out petitions to run as an “Independent” for County Commissioner against appointed-Republican STEVE CHABOT and Republican-turned-Democrat JOHN MIRLISENA. DOWLIN reportedly mad about being passed over by Republicans for a county post. Here’s the deal—DOWLIN has been promised the Republican appointment to replace County Commissioner TAFT. TAFT, running for Secretary of State, plans to resign prior to the Election—but late enough so his replacement won’t have to face the voters for two years. DOWLIN has party Honcho KOHNEN’s “pledge.” Remember—you read it here first.
In case you’re wondering, that private company that’s getting big bucks to screw up the computer programs in the COUNTY RECORDER’s office is owned by a bunch of attorneys at Graydon, Head & Richey. That’s the law firm of JOE HEAD, local Republican Party Finance Chairman. The private company has been “working” on the program for about two years, collecting fat fees, and the damn thing is still a total mess.