Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Convicted State Rep at it again

Former Springfiled state rep Chris Asselin, who served a 18 month sentence for corruption has turned in enough signatures to be on the ballot in November. He pleaded guilty in 2007 for bribery, theft and conspiracy that also included his farther who admitted to taking bribes and illegal campaign contributions.

Level 3 sex offenders can't work at schools, bank robbers can't work at banks, and convicted state reps should not be able to hold elected office again, ever.


At April 27, 2010 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Arnold said...

He got his name on the ballot, so what. Everyone who wants to run should be able to get their name on the ballot. Even if you don’t want to vote for someone, we should support their right to run. Now how do we keep him from getting elected that is the real issue. People in Massachusetts have already shown they will vote for a name on the ballot when they are in jail, convicted of a crime, or even when they are dead. The problem is not with the guy getting his name on the ballot. The problem is with the idiots who will vote for him!

At April 27, 2010 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

True Arnold, it's the voters but what other occupation allows convicted felons to work again at the same job? Even Catholic priests can't be priests again.

At April 27, 2010 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Friend said...

Is there anyone in Springfield who has not been convicted of a felony? They might find it hard to have representation if we say you can’t be a state rep if you have been convicted.

At April 27, 2010 at 3:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You raise a valid point. Sex offenders – not around kids they can offend. Bank robbers – not around money at a bank they can rob. Bribe takers – not around people who offer bribes, and where is there more of that going on than at the Massachusetts state house?

At April 28, 2010 at 4:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only in Massachusetts could being convicted of corruption be a campaign slogan!


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