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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Warner continues stellar management

To the well-covered Safarigate, we can now add the following two things to Gov. Warner's "A" rating for governance:

Cabaretgate:
The changes follow reports last month in the Daily Press that a group of commissioners spent lavishly on drinks and entertainment during a 2003 convention in Paris. The spending included a trip to a cabaret featuring topless dancers at a cover price of $150 per person. They left a $350 tip that pushed the total night's bill to $2,200.
And Pensiongate:
"If the governor wants me to resign, I will resign," said Alfonso I. Samper, who -- as a Warner-appointed chairman of the Virginia Retirement System -- crafted the $263,000 exit package for W. Forrest Matthews Jr.
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According to JLARC, Samper, a bond specialist for Wachovia Securities who previously worked for the state Treasury Department, negotiated a separation agreement last fall with Matthews without the official sanction of the board of trustees.
I don't know if we can stand another six months of this stellar management.

1 Comments:

Blogger Virginia Centrist said...

Yeah. Hopefully when the phone tapping guys get into power, we'll see an end to this corruption.

1:58 PM

 

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