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In a press release Monday, State Senator Randy Brogdon threw a TABOR Tantrum by attacking Attorney General Drew Edmondson personally, for a multi-county grand jury’s indictment of three of his cronies. Brogdon chose to berate Edmondson rather than the grand jury who actually issued the indictments. Maybe it’s safer to attack an elected Democrat, than the decent Oklahomans who made up the grand jury.
The case involves the petition drive to put to the vote of the people, a measure to limit the growth of state spending, commonly known as TABOR. The petitions were invalidated by the Oklahoma Secretary of State and Supreme Court because they were collected fraudulently and Brogdon’s cohorts were indicted for “conspiring to defraud the state,” and willfully “filing a false and fictitious petition.”
Senator Brogdon goes on to accuse the Attorney General of action that “has cast the state in a negative light and has been criticized by publications read throughout the nation and world.” Many Oklahomans remember that the editorial writers of The Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine also highly praised Enron’s “Kenny Boy” Lay and WorldComm’s Bernie Ebbers. Lay died before going to prison and Ebbers got 25 years in the slammer.