While Gov. Rick Snyder’s Relentless Poisonous Actions are discovered to be increasingly insidious, he’s not the only political cockroach running for cover when the disinfecting light of day occasionally penetrates the dark, dank recesses of the Lansing oligarchy.
The Michigan Attorney General’s duties are clearly mandated, and he is REQUIRED to represent the best interests of the citizens of Michigan, and to uphold the State and US Constitutions- not the Governor or his wants and needs.
Sadly, five years worth of opportunities to choose right over wrong has shown us a disturbing pattern of bad choices made by Michigan Atty General Bill Schuette.
A Michigan state agency worked hand in hand with a very large Michigan political player/donor to put it’s competitors out of business by writing an unconstitutional Declaratory Ruling and then had it dropped on Michigan small farm families.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette ignored his constitutionally-mandated job description and not only supported the agency’s position, but threatened the victimized families with prison terms and fines of nearly $1 million- for failing to destroy their private property in order to comply with the Gov. Snyder regime’s decree that was later ruled unconstitutional in a federal judge’s scathing opinion.
Next came a halfhearted, or some would say dimwitted, defense of Michigan’s Defense of Marriage Act.
While I believe the lost case was politically engineered by Attorney General Bill Schuette, a very highly regarded Cooley Law School Constitutional Law Professor sat through that trial and saw it differently. He told me it was plain old gross incompetence that lost that case- but added that I may well have determined the actual motivation behind it.
It must be noted that during this time, mega donor and MiGOP puppeteer Dick DeVos’ right hand man “married” his longtime gay lover, as well as the fact that TWO US Supreme Court Justices had previously performed gay “marriages”, and therefore both should’ve recused themselves from the gay “marriage” trial.
Those facts gave Schuette specific and highly unique legal rights to challenge the Supreme Court opinion forcing the entire country to honor gay “marriages” many states had previously outlawed.
But of course, he confounded legal experts nationwide by choosing not to. Cough cough DeVos?
Not long ago, it was learned that a major GOP donor and Michigan political player had sold an office building to be used as the new Michigan Senate office building, and NO APPRAISAL WAS DONE on the building.
The State Capitol City Assessor concluded the building was sold to the taxpayers for at least $20 million over and above the fair market value.
While most 7 year olds would immediately see and question the potential for collusion, conspiracy and fraud, We The People’s Legal Beagle Bill Schuette never bothered to investigate that very large and very important GOP donor- or his government cronies involved in this disturbing raid on the public treasury.
I’ve never run for Governor, but I hear it takes lots of campaign cash.
Sadly, Schuette’s questionable judgment didn’t end there.
Did you notice how late in the game Schuette entered the Flint Water Crisis as the People’s Defender?
Or how about his recent grandstanding regarding charges against former Survivor show star Michael Skupin for child porn and racketeering?
Strangely, Schuette WAITED A COUPLE YEARS to throw the book at Skupin, even though the child porn was discovered early on while investigating Skupin’s laptop for running an alleged Ponzi scheme.
To be fair, Skupin had been pursued by MiGOP apparatchiks to run for Congress in the past, Party Over Principle IS the norm in Lansing, Schuette IS Party Loyal and he did eventually pull the trigger on a child porn aficionado- albeit A COUPLE YEARS AFTER DISCOVERY.
Schuette’s curious behavior causes one to wonder why.
Could it possibly be for the same reason that he’s yet to be concerned about even more citizens being poisoned- due to Gov. Rick Snyder not wanting bad news popping up during his recent and uncomfortably close race for re-election?
But what’s in it for Schuette?
It’s no secret that Bill Schuette very much has his eye on being Michigan’s next Governor, and for nearly all career politicians, becoming the Governor of a large state is definitely Bucket List territory.
Guess who becomes our new Governor if Rick Snyder leaves office before his final term expires- due to public pressure or criminal charges resulting from a thorough, timely and competent investigation by one Atty General Bill Schuette?
That would be current Lt. Governor Brian Calley, who is already quite popular among the electorate and legislature as well.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that Bill Schuette’s well-known, longtime desire to be Governor pretty much goes up in Snyder career smoke- if he had to challenge a Schuette-caused incumbent Gov. Brian Calley in a few short years.
Anyone surprised Schuette refuses to investigate the latest poisonings, or the incredible and very disturbing fact that MIRS and Gongwer news services strangely decided to not publish the revelations of widespread livestock and fowl feed AND human food supply contamination- yet published considerably more mundane information offered at the same public meeting?
Without doubt, an obvious and quite disturbing pattern has now become apparent, and no amount of “look over here” antics and public displays of “Schuette on duty” will change the facts of what he’s already done- or failed miserably at doing.