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Readers reflect on RV flap

Friday, August 5, 2005

Readers of The Brazil Times have responded to state Democrat leaders' criticism of Gov. Mitch Daniels and the investigation lead by Inspector General David Thomas of Brazil.

Democrats were upset and charged Daniels violated ethical standards when he visited a GOP fundraiser in the donated recreational vehicle he uses as a mobile office.

The matter was investigated by Thomas, who concluded the governor had done nothing wrong.

Indiana Democratic Chairman Dan Parker then criticized the investigation.

"It doesn't shock me at all that Mitch Daniels' own inspector would let him off," he told The Associated Press.

Here is a sample of readers' thoughts on the matter:

- "It sounds like a bunch of spoiled sport Democrats cannot think of anything concrete to criticize this governor on, so they created an issue. I suppose they are so afraid that the people have seen what a true leader Daniels has become, and that the people will probably never elect a Democrat again!"

Brian J. Farkas

Plainfield,Ind. (former lifelong resident of Brazil)

- "I guess the only outcome that would have been correct would have been the out come that the Democrats wanted, all others would have been wrong. Typical."

Greg Karn

- "I don't know the basis of the allegations or the information that was provided as part of the Inspector General's investigation, however, I do trust the judgment of Mr. Thomas."

Lee Reberger

Clay County Prosecutor

- "David Thomas' investigation appears to be thorough, fair, and based on the facts of current law and previous practices. David has always had immense credibility with people from both political parties and is one of the most honorable people I have ever met.

"He has gone out of his way to remain independent and non-partisan in his job as Inspector General.

"His willingness to take time to investigate the charges which were basically a political ploy in the first place shows how much he is trying to bend over backwards to be fair and impartial."

Sharon Koehler,

Clay County Republican Party Chairman



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