In attempting to brush aside the controversy over the campaign’s inappropriate and privacy invading abuse of the Everett AquaSox mailing list, Dino Rossi campaign spokesperson Jill Strait scapegoated Snohomish County Finance Chair Tom Hoban, telling reporters:
Dino Rossi was unaware that the list had been requested or used.
For his part, Hoban went on to ridiculously tell the Everett Herald that…
“It is not a partisan event. It is a fund raiser for Dino but it is not targeting any one particular group.”
Uh-huh. Well it turns out that Rossi’s feint of deniability is just as preposterous as Hoban’s claim of nonpartisanship, given the fact that Rossi was in attendance at a December “campaign kickoff” event in which Hoban bragged about their “design” to use their investment in the AquaSox to “help out if [Rossi] decided to run for office.”[audio:http://horsesass.org/wp-content/uploads/dinoaquasox.mp3]
That’s right, Hoban, the self-proclaimed “ask man” explains:
“This is by design that a 2,500-seat venue, and Dino Rossi in it, might help out if he decided to run for office.”
And Rossi really wants to claim that he was “unaware” of plans to use the AquaSox and their mailing list for partisan political purposes? Really?
Can’t wait to see the Kate Riley rant attacking the Dems for raising questions about that.