To the far right is what the “about” section of GOP State Senator David Hann’s campaign website looked like just the other day.
Then the stories about his conflict of interest began hitting:
“Conflict of Interest? David Hann, GOP Health Insurance Salesman” — 5:00am, Thursday October 25th, 2012
“When is a Conflict of Interest, a Conflict of Interest? You Decide.” — Thursday, October 25th, 2012
“What does Sen. David Hann do for a living?” — 7:55pm, Thursday October 25th
“Fox9 News Scandal Coverage: “What does Sen. David Hann do for a living?” — 10:41am, Friday, October 26th
“TV station sees conflict of interest for Sen. Hann, others” — 2:12pm, Friday, October 26th
What’s a politician from “The Party Of Personal Responsibility” to do, when caught in a scandal of his own making?
Well, scrubbing his website is a good guess, so: let’s look!
What a surprise! This is what Hann’s “about” website looks like now, to the right. What’s the difference between a couple of days ago, and now? Then: “He is now a business process consultant…” Now: “He is now a partnering agent with Boys and Tyler Financial Group Inc.”
OK, that’s a start to a good whitewash; Hann’s now actually admitting who he works for.
But it’s a little incomplete, yes?
“business process consultant” to “partnering agent” – what does that really tell his constituents?
What it tells me is how serious Hann realizes his conflict of interest is.
I’ll tell you what you WON’T see on the “shiny new scrubbed look!” that WAS on the “pre-caught” version – this:
We can do better by ensuring that all Minnesotans have choice and control over their health care, and expanding the market for innovative insurance products so it is affordable for all.
Hann needs to come clean, and a quick scrub of his website is clearly not enough.
But it’s a start when you’re a high ranking member of “The Party Of Personal Responsibility” and you’re desperately trying to avoid any “personal responsibility” at all.
(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)