28 September, 2006

Catching Up On Pirro

No! I haven't been unconscious or under heavy sedation for the past 30 hours.

I do indeed know that Republican candidate for attorney general Jeanine Pirro is under federal investigation for possibly illegally bugging her husband's conversations, allegedly in an attempt to determine if he has been cheating on her.

I also know she has denied the allegations and that today's angle is she's fighting back.

Other obligations (my paying job for one) have kept me from doing anything on this potentially explosive story, but thanks to those who get paid for doing this, we've all been kept well informed.

Today, Pirro called on U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez to investigate the leaking to the media the sealed documents transcribing Pirro's alleged conversations about possibly bugging her family's boat. The folks at Capitol Confidential have a copy of the letter Pirro sent to Gonzalez.

Our friends at Politics On The Hudson reported today that Gov. George Pataki remains behind Pirro as "still the most qualified candidate to be attorney general." POHUD also reported today that, during her first post-bugging-revelation public appearance Pirro
"received a hero's welcome at a breakfast with the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization in the Bronx. Democratic state Sen. Ruben Diaz, the president of the organization, called her a heroine for fighting to keep her family together," POHUD reported.

Capitol Confidential also reported that state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno is still in Pirro's corner, and state GOP Chairman Steve Minarik is behind Pirro all the way. However, as the New York Times' Empire Zone reports, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has cancelled a fundraising event for Pirro.

That about brings us up to date on the Pirro happening.

I give it short shrift, not because I don't recognize its importance but because it hit on the wrong day - for me anyway. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.


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