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  •  How can he be charged (0+ / 0-)

    under the Federal Ethics in Government act if he's not (yet) a federal employee? He's still a private citizen, and he's going to remain one.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 07:16:38 AM PDT

    •  Yes, I don't understand that part. (0+ / 0-)

      I wish someone would please explain.

    •  Its about the potential conflict (3+ / 0-)

      This article goes into more detail, saying.

      The union chief says, "The American people have a right to know about Gov. Romney’s potential conflicts of interest, such as the profits his family made from the auto rescue. It’s time for Gov. Romney to disclose or divest.”
      and this:
      According to ethics law expert Dan Curry who drafted the ethics complaint, Ann Romney does not have a federally-approved blind trust.  An approved "blind" trust may not be used to hide a major investment which could be affected by Romney if he were to be elected President.
      Thx to Garbear for pointing this one out.

      In essence, he had a responsibility to disclose any potential impropriety.
      Well we all know Governor Romney is allergic to transparency, so we should cut him some slack right?
      Hmph.

      "Please proceed, Governor."

      by Dema Broad on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 08:24:52 AM PDT

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    •  I don't think he is liable (0+ / 0-)

      As you say he wasn't a covered employee, which might explain why the media won't cover it.   5 USC 101 lists the covered persons in paragraph (f).  I don't see how he fits under any of these.   Am I wrong here?

      This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

      by Mindful Nature on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 09:34:29 AM PDT

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