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Posted by Robbien in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Apr 25th 2007, 01:34 PM
We have Jason Roe KO's Worst Person in the world. Who is Jason? Well Jason Roe was the chief of staff for Florida Rep. Tom Feeney and was also the campaign manager for Peter Roskam, Illinois Rep. In March of this year, he took a job with Mitt Romney's Presidential Campaign. Jason's dad was a biggie in the Michigan RNC.

Now from Press Think

Feeney aide resigns.

Word broke this week that the FBI is questioning Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) over his ties to criminal lobbyist Jack Abramoff. In related news: “Jason Roe, Tom Feeney’s former chief of staff who had left to serve as deputy campaign manager for Mitt Romney, abruptly resigned from Romney’s campaign yesterday,” citing “familial obligations.” The FBI has said it is focusing on a Feb. 2006 email that Roe wrote to a journalist saying, “Any assertion that this office knew Abramoff paid for the Scotland trip is a g–d—– lie.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/04/25/feeney...


Then from KO transcript

"But our winner--we need to clarify a previous worst. We reported that Illinois congressional candidate Peter Roskam had said his opponent Tammy Duckworth wanted to "cut and run from Iraq" even though she lost both her legs there while serving as a helicopter pilot.

Jason Roe from the Roskam campaign charged us with intellectual dishonesty because Roskam merely said that the Illinois sixth is "not a cut and run district."

Hey, pal, this is about campaigning against a woman who has no legs because they were cut off while she served in Iraq and still being insensitive enough to use the phrase "cut and run." You leave the intellectual to us, we‘ll leave the dishonest to you.

Peter Roskam and staffer, Jason Roe, today‘s "Worst Persons in the World."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15106585 /


and just for added measure Roe's wife Patti appears to be double dipping over in Renzi's office.

Renzi pays Pattie $95,000/year as his Chief of Staff and then pays her $5,000/month to fund raise. This would be illegal except that the $95,000 salary is just a smidgeon under the senior pay scale. It would also be illegal to do that fund raising while she is doing the CoS job but Pattie says trust her, she does it on her own time.

data from
http://www.harpers.org/archive/2006/09/sb-...

Pattie also got $50,000 from Feeney's campaign (her husband's old boss)

data from
http://clint-curtis.blogspot.com/2006/10/o...


Why is Roe quitting to spend time with his family? Well Roe is all over the paperwork in the Abramoff lobbyist travel investigation for Feeney and Delay. Roe's idea of what the problem is

"As you know, the current environment in Washington is such that reporters are in such a frenzy to write anything about Members' of Congress travel that anything not done absolutely correctly seems newsworthy to them."

Still, Roe believes this is all much ado about nothing. "All this is, is media hysteria," he said. "The media think people care about this. They don't."

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_loca...


Just your run of the mill GOPer family.
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