Indicted Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley has been appointed by the White House to a task force to help implement the economic stimulus package signed last month by President Barack Obama, and wants a judge's permission to travel to its first meeting next week.
Stapley's lawyers filed a motion Tuesday asking that he be allowed to travel March 17-19 to Washington, D.C., to attend the first meeting of the task force.
Stapley must get permission to travel out of state as a condition of his release following his indictment on 118 criminal charges, which was announced in December.
The motion says Stapley was appointed by Vice President Joe Biden.
Now, this article was posted on March 10th. As B A D as it is, things get a whole lot worse! The following day, March 11th, the story gets "tweaked" a little bit. Here is the "rest of the story!"
Indicted Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley was not appointed to a special task force on the implementation of the federal economic recovery plan, despite a claim to that effect made by his lawyers in a court motion, a White House spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Stapley's attorney, Paul Charlton, said there was a mix-up in terminology and acknowledged the supervisor has not been appointed to a task force by Vice President Joe Biden, as was claimed in a motion filed Tuesday.
However, Stapley was asked to participate in a meeting next week in Washington, D.C., to discuss the implementation of the economic recovery plan signed last month by President Barack Obama, Charlton said.
"He was invited to participate in something called something other than a task force," Charlton said Wednesday afternoon, after the White House denied Stapley had been appointed to any committee by the administration. "That was Don's understanding of what the group was going to be called, but we're clearly going to agree with whatever the White House is saying it is. Don has decided to withdraw from participation in that group, whatever it's called, because it's become too much of a distraction."
A great big hat tip to America's Watchtower for this prime example of Nobamanation at work. I mean, really, I thought I had seen everything, but I was wrong! There are two links you have to follow to see the whole story, including how Sheriff Joe Arpaio fits into it. The first article (March 10th) is here, and the second one (March 11th) is here. Have fun!