Blue Indiana has posted video from a Channel 13 story on the Frontier Foundation which follows on the heels of the Journal & Courier story a few days ago. The short version is that industry groups with an interest in currying Rep. Buyer’s good favor are contributing to this Foundation which is ostensibly devoted to raising scholarship money. The Foundation shares office space with Buyer and has employed Buyer’s daughter and campaign manager. It has not, apparently, provided any actual scholarship money to students.
My previous entries are here (10/11/09) and here (6/16/09). The USA Today article that seems to have kicked off the whole thing is here (6/10/09).
Update TPM Muckraker is getting in on the party as well.
…so when will the House of Representatives Ethics Committee start investigating Buyer’s shady dealings?
When Rep. Carson files a complaint?
This kind of thing has a clear whiff of impropriety, but I wonder how prevalent it is on each side of the aisle. Is it just Buyer and a few others grabbing for this particular type of cookie jar or do most members of Congress have this sort of captive charity?
That kind of behavior might be OK in Washington, but I wouldn’t have thought it would play well in Rep. Buyer’s district. Ignorance is bliss for too many voters over there, I guess.
My US Congressional district is little different. Rep. Burton has been giving voters there the old “Barnum & Bailey” treatment for years and years.
It must be some quirk in voter thinking. Congressmen far worse than those two have been getting re-elected for decades.
Bernard Schaefer says
I hate to say that this type of behavior is typical, but the beat goes on. It seems these people can not be satisfied with a good job, free medical, vacations, expense account etc etc etc. But where is the investigation. I doubt if anything happens, because the one that is investigating him, is doing a whole lot worse. On election day I intend to vote against all those in office thanks to their own actions.