I’ve often said that the reason republiCons lie to reporters, is because they can. Big E, in a story here on MnProgressiveProject.com demonstrates Kline lying on Esme Murphy’s show last weekend; that’s NOT the first time a republiCon has lied to Esme – Norm Coleman, a/ka “The Fourth Most Corrupt Senator,” lied to Esme as documented here last February.
Not to be outdone in blatant mendacity, Mary Kiffmeyer wrote a Letter To The Editor last Saturday, November 14th. The scandal over a failed faith-based banking venture that lasted a mere six years in Otsego was at issue. While the whole letter needs to be fact checked (and, it will!), one claim clearly stood out:
“I personally did not own or operate a bank nor do I own a “holding company”. My husband Ralph and I, along with over 85 other small investors from the community put money into a start-up community bank in 2003 by purchasing shares of stock,…” Mary Kiffmeyer, 14 Nov. 2009, CitizenNewspaper.com
OK, compare that to what Mary Kiffmeyer reported to the State Campaign Finance Board in a Statement of Economic Interest in July 2008:
Sources of Compensation
Name Of Source
Riverview Community Bank – Director and Owner
Now, keep in mind that Mary Kiffmeyer certified that the required information provided to the Campaign Finance Board was “complete, true and correct” – under penalty of law.
Everybody catch the disconnect? In July 2008, under penalty of law, Mary Kiffmeyer reported she owned a bank; in November 2009 she wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper saying she didn’t.
Was Mary Kiffmeyer lying then, or is she lying now?
I’m guessing now; reporters like, say, Esme Murphy, don’t do squat when GOPers like, say, Mary Kiffmeyer, lie to them.
Oh, and here’s the artwork that once adorned a wall at Kiffmeyer’s failed bank; I call it “Jesus At The Closing Table”: