Jun 9, 2010
Drolet’s pig pinned
Republican Michigan Senate candidate and teabagger Leon Drolet continues to have ethical problems, and last week he finally got caught.
Those of us having the misfortune of having witnessed some of the fake, Astroturf Republican rallies disguised as teabagger events have seen the large plastic pink, pig Drolet brings to these events on a trailer. It is clearly a political sign, but nowhere is there a disclaimer on the pig as to who paid for it. Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer filed a complaint that Drolet ridiculed, but the Michigan Secretary of State agreed with Brewer.
She has ordered Drolet to put a disclaimer on his pig immediately or he will face penalties.
“There’s no doubt Leon Drolet will squeal like a stuck pig because of this decision,” Brewer said. “Drolet continues to think he is above the law. Violating the Michigan Campaign Finance Act is just his latest offense.”
The Secretary of State ruled Drolet must put a disclaimer on immediately and that disclaimer must read, “Paid for by” and be “followed by the full name and address of the person or committee that paid for the communication.”
Drolet - a former Republican state Representative, Macomb County Commissioner and executive director of the so-called Michigan Taxpayers Alliance (MTA) - headed up the recall effort against House Speaker Andy Dillon, D-Redford, in 2007 because Dillon voted for a tax increase to avoid a state government shutdown. That eventual unsuccessful effort was ripe with corruption, and it led to the arrest and convention of two Drolet cohorts who forged signatures on the recall petition.