Thursday, May 7, 2009

Gary vs. Hector

AG Gary King
My story about the strange ongoing battle between Attorney General Gary King and State Auditor Hector Balderas can be found HERE.

I really can't figure this one out and why King and his men are so intent on getting their hands on Balderas' office's investigative logs.

There are a few possibilities:

1) Balderas is hiding something -- and something more sinister than driving a state car without proper government emblems (an actual allegation alluded to in the subpoena).

2) Balderas is conducting an investigation that uncovered something sinister about King or the AG's office. King is trying to sandbag that investigation with the subpoena.
State Auditor Hector Balderas
3) It's an overblown hissing match involving overzealous staff on one or both sides.

And the sad thing is, the public may never find out. Because it's a grand jury subpoena (and I'm still working on the Zen of a grand jury subpoena without a grand jury), nobody can talk much about it until and unless charges are filed. It's quite possible the whole thing will blow over with nothing but no-comments on all sides.

UPDATE: Link to story fixed. (Thanks, Ched)