Monday, December 15, 2008

North Dakota: "No" to Korsmo of Fargo?

John T. Korsmo, of Fargo, was convicted for lying about his role in helping with an October 2002 Washington, D.C., fundraiser for Rick Clayburgh. Korsmo was put on probation for 18 months and later disciplined by the State's Supreme Court. His wife -- deputy chief of staff at the Labor Department -- also lost her job in the scandal.

Now, state Democrats say it’s wrong for Republican "activists" to seek a presidential pardon for Korsmo. North Dakota State Republican Party Executive Director Gary Emineth is among Korsmo’s supporters. Using the time-worn and classically selective "what's the message?" ploy, Democratic-NPL Executive Director Jamie Selzler says, “At a time when stories of corruption in government highlight the very worst of our public servants, it is wrong for North Dakota Republicans to send a message that breaking the law should be rewarded with a presidential pardon.” See story here.

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