Thursday, May 14, 2009
Matt Blunt: He's No Harry Truman
By Chad Garrison
on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 1:44 PM
Matt Blunt's attorneys are asking the court to replace their client
with Governor Jay Nixon in a lawsuit accusing the former governor of defamation and wrongful termination in the firing of political aide Scott Eckersley.
Eckersley claims he was wrongly fired in 2007 after
raising concerns that Blunt's office was not following the Sunshine Law
in its e-mail practices. The former aide also claims he was defamed by Blunt
and his former colleagues.
Blunt's attorneys now want to pass the buck to Nixon because they say their client was sued in his official capacity as governor. Now that Nixon holds that title, he should be the defendant.
Eckersley's attorneys, meanwhile, have replied -- and I'm paraphrasing here -- "bullshit."Trivia note:
The back of Harry Truman's famous "The Buck Stops Here"
sign, said: "I'm from Missouri."
Have you heard this one already?