We all need to contact this governor. If he agrees to file a legal action, we can gather all challenges from all over the country and go directly to the Supreme Court. We will also have a necessary media exposure. When a Governor of the State files, we will have an original jurisdiction in the Supreme Court
Please, everybody call and fax and write to him ASAP. We need him as a plaintiff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Contact: Jessica Robinson, 573-751-0290
Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.
“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.
“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.
“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”
Email Governor Blunt. Remember that the Governor will pay more attention to constituents than nonconstituents. And be polite!
Office of the Governor
Room 216, State Capitol Building
Jefferson City MO 65101
Telephone: (573) 751-3222
Fax: (573) 526-3291
Trish Vincent, Chief of Staff (573) 751-5261
Chuck Pryor, Deputy Chief of Staff - Policy (573) 751-2982
John Russell, Deputy Chief of Staff - Administration (573) 751-5261
Rich Chrismer, Deputy Chief of Staff - Communications (573) 751-0290
Lowell Pearson, General Counsel (573) 751-5218
Jody Larison, Director of Legislative Affairs (573) 751-2982
Rod Nunn, Director, Education and Workforce Innovation (573) 751-6806
Tom Reiss, Director of Boards and Commissions (573) 751-2019
Mike Ussery, Director of Constituent Services (573) 751-5293
Carolyn Loethen, Director of Scheduling (573) 751-3816
Mary Craven, Special Assistant to the First Lady (573) 751-4141