Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Why Isn't Tim Blankenship in Jail?


Photographs of Blankenship vacationing on the French Riviera with West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elliott "Spike" Maynard, while Massey had a case pending before that court, have appeared in the New York Times. On Feb. 14, 2009, Blankenship told the New York Times "I’ve been around West Virginia long enough to know that politicians don’t stay bought, particularly ones that are going to be in office for 12 years ... So I would never go out and spend money to try to gain favor with a politician. Eliminating a bad politician makes sense. Electing somebody hoping he’s going to be in your favor doesn’t make any sense at all.".[18]

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