Everyone on the right is scurrying to figure out the who, what, when and where of the Startribune's posting of an internal memo noting financial reporting irregularities and harassment of staff members who questioned these practices.
Andy at Residual Forces got the initial wag of the finger from party insiders, as he has been bombarded with email asking if he were the source of the leak.
Andy denies it.
Michael Brodkorb is on Residual Forces asking questions, but has nothing up on his own site.
So as the party insiders scramble to figure out who leaked the memo, party officials and activists alike are providing their own spin on the scandal.
Andy's blog is down right now.
MN Publius has had two posts on this topic. And the Black Helicopters are circling at MN Publius also:
# John Jun 4th, 2007 at 7:36 pm
But for what reasons? A few months ago, the Strib ran an article on Carey and his ties to the Minnesota Autism Center story. There was very little new news - but the article ran the week when the infighting in the MN GOP was picking up.
So is this the Strib reporting news? Or is this just D.J. Tice proving himself to whoever turn out to be next head of the MN GOP?
# 3 Chris Jun 4th, 2007 at 8:51 pm
Unlike my friends in the DFL who would be circling the wagons and accusing the GOP of dirty tricks and God knows what else if the shoe was on the other foot, I am not going to defend Carey over this. There is no excuse for this and I don’t think he is competent to serve another term.
MN Publius's Sean seems to doubt Andy Aplikowski's story:
While as far as I can tell they don’t name names in the letter Andy Aplikowski just wanted to let you know he is insulted, absolutely insulted that anyone would think after months of railing against the current RPM administration, hitching his buggy to GI Joe’s jeep, and using his blog as clothesline for the pettiest tiffs, and losing resoundingly at all of his efforts to challenge the status quo, he is insulted, absolutely, indignantly insulted that anyone could or would think he leaked the memo. (paranoia much?)
He had the memo of course; and he thought it was really bad, but he wouldn’t ever want to send it to a liberal rag like the Strib because it would be bad for the party, and the party is more important than the law, but now that the Strib does have it doesn’t mean people should ignore the charges. And by the way he’d like to remind you that on top of this illegality, Ron Carey is personally responsible for all of the Republican failures last year.
In my opinion, I think it's more likely that it was a disgruntled former employee - and not Tostenson.