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David Van Os' Open Letter To Greg Abbott About Illegally Using Taxpayer Funds for Abbott's Campaign

30 October 2006 at 10:48:35 AM

Signed original transmitted by fax to Abbott campaign office on 10-29-06

Dear Mr. Abbott:

Throughout this election year you’ve wrapped yourself in your self-image and refused to respond to or debate me in public. It is time you come out and answer my challenge.

Your defense to using state video equipment, salaries, and resources for your campaign commercials is, “I made an open records request to myself.” How gullible do you think people are? Surely your high-priced campaign consultants could come up with something better than that. Have you ever heard of “the fox guarding the chicken coop?” Have you read Texas Penal Code Section 39.02, Abuse of Official Capacity?

The video was shown at 10:00 on a Friday night on WFAA. If you haven't seen it, it's no wonder why not, but here's a link to watch it NOW.

But you say the Greg Abbott campaign organization requested the videos from the Greg Abbott Attorney General office, and that’s different.

Who is in charge of your campaign? Doesn’t the buck stop with you? Aren’t you the final authority over what you put in your campaign commercials and on your campaign website? Were you nothing more than a bystander to the transaction between your campaign and your state agency? Is this a case of “see no evil, hear no evil?”

Did you put your campaign in a blind trust just like Dick Cheney put Halliburton in a blind trust? Did you detach yourself just like Tom DeLay detached himself from TRMPAC? Did you rely on the advice of John Colyandro who was on your payroll at the same time he was serving as DeLay’s delivery boy? Did you bury your head in the sand the same way Dennis Hastert did with Mark Foley?

Did you decide you could write your own rules like when your armed agents seized the Corpus Christi federal court’s files behind the judge’s back?

It’s a question of VALUES and integrity. The state’s top law enforcement officer is supposed to set the HIGHEST STANDARDS for ethics and the law, not treat them as technicalities to find loopholes in. If the law is merely winked at by those who enforce the law, then what law is there to protect the citizen?

It’s obvious you think you can give yourself a free pass just like you give your big contributors from Big Oil, the industrial polluters, insurance jackals, big homebuilders, utility barons, and credit sharks. Sorry Mr. Abbott, but Texans are tired of politicians and insiders giving themselves special treatment at the taxpayers’ expense. When I am Attorney General, I’m going to rid our government of your kind of self-dealing.


David Van Os

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