Skip to comments.Governor's Counsel Raises Questions About Former State Democratic Party Official's Role In MD4Bush
Posted on 11/01/2005 8:04:52 PM PST by No Longer Free State
Governor Ehrlich's Chief Counsel has sent a letter to the co-chairs of a legislative committee investigating hiring and firing practices of the Ehrlich administration.
Included in that letter obtained by WBAL News, Jervis Finney provides the co-chairs with documents he says he uncovered during his investigation into the identity of "MD4Bush".
He points to a now-former State Democratic Party official Ryan O'Doherty who he says sent an email to party supporters hours before the Washington Post published it's first story about the rumors about Mayor O'Malley.
That email document reads:
"There will be a big story in the Post either tomorrow or Thursday that credits Governor Ehrlich's staff for creating and spreading the nasty and untrue rumor about our Mayor and his family. Steve asked me to contact you to see if you could show your disgust by calling into WBAL Radio after the story hits. The guys on WBAL obviously could try to protect Ehrlich, so we need as many folks as possible to call 410-467-WBAL. I will e-mail the story to you as soon as it hits and read it carefully and then call in and raise hell. Don't call in until after the story is published in the Washington Post - It is top secret!"
The Governor's chief counsel, in his letter, then points to an email circulated just after midnight the day the O'Malley story was run in the Post. He says it is an e-mail sent to members of the media with a cropped picture of Governor Ehrlich with Joseph Steffen that was sent from the email address "smitty_1945 @ Yahoo.com". The email had the header ...James Smith.
Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith says that is not him and he has never been connected to that email address and he has never had or used that email address. He says he is not the James Smith in the header of that document.
WBAL News has called Ryan O'Doherty and he has not returned the call.
In a written statement to WBAL News, Jervis Finney says:
"The e-mail raises serious questions about the former Maryland Democratic Party official's involvement in the MD4Bush conspiracy. That is all we will say now. The General Assembly's Personnel Committee, utilizing its subpoena power, is empowered to learn the truth about this matter."
Now, did MD4Bush simply out Steffan, or is MD4Bush actually provide Steffan with the negative info. What exactly was MD4Bush's role?
inquiring minds would like to know.
That would make this Jim Smith 59 or 60 at the time of the email, if the 1945 refers to a birth year as so often happens.
Anyone know BC Exec Jim Smiths' age?
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What do mean? How is this "just a test" ?
Starting to see some new names pop on these MD4BUSH threads. (Unrelated, of course) this thing is getting ready to blow up in the Maryland RATS' faces.
Funny, but hit-and-run posters have a history of popping up on MD4Bush threads.
It smells like a DEM troll to me.
Does anyone have a picture of the perp before he is indicted ?