Hump-Day Humor edition: “Colorado Ethics Watch” (CEW, pronounced “sue” – it’s what they do) says they can’t get it up, asking Clear The Bench Colorado for Enlargement
Apparently “Colorado Ethics Watch” (CEW, pronounced “sue” – it’s what they do) has more than just ethical issues…
After decisively losing to Clear The Bench Colorado on a bogus attack (er, “campaign finance complaint”) filed on 5 May 2010 – being roundly rebuked (and ordered to pay attorneys fees) by the judge hearing the case on 21 July 2010, CEW launched another attack (er, filed a “supplemental complaint“) heard by the same judge this last Wednesday (15 September 2010). Since Wednesday’s hearing represented the close of costs associated with the original complaint (which continued to mount up after CEW was ordered to pay) they were presented with a demand for payment of the money they owe for their frivolous, groundless, & vexatious attack (er, “complaint”) to Clear The Bench Colorado.
Late Monday evening (via our attorneys, who received it late Monday afternoon) we received word that “Colorado Ethics Watch” (CEW, pronounced “sue” – it’s what they do) is requesting a delay in payment. Apparently, the legal artifice is termed a request for an “Enlargement in time” – commonly a day or two to give the beancounters enough time to vet the validity of billable items, hours, etc.
However, “Colorado Ethics Watch” (CEW, pronounced “sue” – it’s what they do) apparently needs LOTS of “Enlargement” – they’ve requested another three-plus weeks (until October 15th – um, seriously? In the crunch time of a campaign?) to pay Clear The Bench Colorado what they’ve owed us since July.
Sounds like a personal problem to me…
Is “Colorado Ethics Watch” (CEW, pronounced “sue” – it’s what they do) unable to get it up – or simply unwilling? After all, with the massive amounts of funding they receive from their parent organization (Washington, DC based CREW) and from local leftist funders Tim Gill, Pat Stryker, Jared Polis, and Rutt Bridges right here in Colorado, it’s not like they can’t draw on deep reservoirs of cash.
CEW’s failure to “man up” and pay what they owe in a timely manner fits a pattern of petty harassment and vexatious attacks designed to sling mud, divert attention, and (most importantly) tie up resources. They’re not overly concerned with presenting a valid argument (or even winning) – as long as they can succeed in distracting, diverting, and denying time, attention, and money to their opponent, they win (even when – as in this case – they lose, and decisively).
By refusing to knuckle under to these slimy tactics – and winning (because we’re smarter, better prepared, and much better looking) – Clear The Bench Colorado has advanced the cause of justice for everyone wishing to participate in public debate (and we did it without enhancements).
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