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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Lt. Gov Race Update

Bolling's former associates at his insurance company will find out if they get jail time today in Richmond.....

Why is this not in the news yet?

Developing...

UPDATE

AP is up with a story. The President and Exec. VP are going to prison. No charges have been brought against other VP's including Bill Bolling. Of course all the charges at Enron didn't hit together either.

Developing...

24 Comments:

At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

was it an insuracne agency or an insurance company

 
At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what are they charged with?

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Fraud.

Think Enron only but only the insurance industry and in Richmond.

 
At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what does this have to do with Bolling? A primer, perhaps?

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

He was VP there. This will impact the LG race, which will impact other races. Byrne won't flinch at using this. I wouldn't be suprised if she at the courthouse now.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Not Mark Rozell said...

The insurance scandal is old news. It didn't hamper him in the primary even though several Connaughton supporters tried to bring it up.

There will be some shouting over it in the general, but I don't think it will affect Bolling. Not enough people understand it, and he really wasn't in a position to know what was going on anyway.

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

What you saw during the primary though was Connaughton stay as far away from this story as humanly possible. The only comments that ever came out of his campaign were in regards to Bolling claiming the Commaughton campaign sold the story. Neither side truly pushed the topic and it became a non-issue.

Byrne isn't as nice of a person as Connaughton. Look for her and the Dems to do all they can to push this issue. If there is nothing there(my gut feeling) than they will make something be there.

 
At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you missed the original editorial about by Barbara Hollingsworth in the Washington Examiner about Mr. Bolling's association with The Reciprocal Group, it appeared May 12, 2005.

 
At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie Byrne is REALLY NICE. REALLY.

 
At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Fat Albo said...

HEY HEY HEY

 
At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow, another NLS scandall!!! btw, where's that scandalous Lohr audio in which he . . . criticized JMU? You said you were going to post it if it wasn't a joke. The silence is deafening. NLS must be a journalist. Anyone else would have the decency to admit being wrong.

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

I haven't got it yet anonymous.

I would have prefered another blogger hadn't broken the story, and I wish I had not told people a story was coming.

Now that it is out there, I am working very hard on reporting Yes or No, I do not intend to leave Mr. Lohr hanging in the wind.

 
At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Simon said...

What's with all the NLS bashing? Hey, Bush is on tv....

 
At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Fat Albo said...

PUDDING! HEYY HEYYYYY HEYYYYYYY

 
At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you who jump on NLS when he posts something fairly trivial are killing my good time. I say, post away! Even if it's rumor. Go for it. Otherwise I'll have nothing to do at work.

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Pete Doherty said...

Already a sign of how much the Republicans will kick themselves for nominating Bolling. Connaughton would have won in a walk. Now they will have to spend time and resources that could have been used to build on their majority in the House of Delegates.

Way to go GOP, you gave Virginia Jay Katzen 2.

 
At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please someone, tell me how Leslie wins this race? How is she going to get any votes South of Loudoun County. She has zero appeal to the independent voters of Virginia. Weak on guns (that's an understatement), pro-choice, pro gay marriage.

Please.

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Not to be a jerk, but Fairfax is technically south of Loudoun. Geography is fun!

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

she can win b/c bolling is a twinkie and does not get people fired up. byrne can get people fired up.

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Byrne is the angriest person I've ever met.

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous The Jaded JD said...

Anonymous 1:34 PM,

To boil Reciprocal down to a primer based on what can be said and what cannot, Reciprocal, and the other insurance companies it held, lied to regulators and rating agencies about the strength of its underwriting assets.

NoVA Scout has as described the connection, if any, Senator Bolling has to the Reciprocal issue as well as anyone can without, say, violating Rule 6(e), in his comments to this post at Commonwealth Conservative.

 
At 11:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr JMS

Pointing out that Fairfax is south of Loudon is not being a jerk. It's being accurate. Something this blog is in need of :-D

 
At 1:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like to point out that most surveys peg 70% of Virginians as pro-choice.

 
At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who holds public office, or seeks public office, SHOULD be held accountable and have their actions investigated. However, once that is done, if there is NO wrongdoing, they deserve to have the rumormill stop. This story has been around for a long time, it HAS been investigated by many people (both journalists and fraud professionals).

Bill Bolling is not involved in any of the wrongdoing.

Rather than rely on blogger scoops or what not-not-not-not-anybody has to say, go to these people:

Larry Sartoris, President Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association --
“I can assure you that Bill Bolling had absolutely nothing to do with the issues that led to The Reciprocal Group’s failure. Any suggestion to the contrary is without validity. Bill was one of the loyal, hardworking, dedicated people whose efforts were compromised by a few bad people who brought the company down.”


Dr. Willette LeHew, Board of Directors, Doctors Insurance Reciprocal
“I am absolutely astounded that someone would suggest that Bill was in any way responsible for the company’s failure. Bill was a valued employee of the company who worked hard to defend doctors from frivolous lawsuits. Anyone who is familiar with the situation knows that is simply not the case.”

Alfred W. Gross, Commissioner of Insurance and Deputy Receiver of Reciprocal of America and The Reciprocal Group --
“(Our office) has no reason to believe that (Senator) Bolling played any part in such collapse and demise. It is (our) understanding that Mr. Bolling was a long-time valued employee of The Reciprocal Group.”

If you don't like Bolling, don't like his issue positions -- then don't vote for him.

If you don't like Byrne, don't like her issue positions -- then don't vote for her.

But making up 'stories', trying to create drama, or calling someone names -- that just drags us all down.

Debate the real issues -- there is plenty drama there all by itself!

 

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