As we noted in a prior post, the young amateurs heading up the recall effort have no idea what they’re doing.
Yesterday, Max Goshert filed a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office claiming that Michael Bradley, Chief of Staff to Superintendent Diane Douglas, was engaging in political activities on taxpayer time and harassing members of the recall committee.
Recall Chairman Max Goshert alleges that Bradley sent an email to the Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators inquiring into Goshert and his involvment with the organization. (At least someone was doing their opposition research.) Goshert was tipped off by someone who obtained a copy of Bradley’s email that was sent on September 1 at 1:58 PM.
Bradley’s email states:
“Does he [Goshert] in fact work for your organization? Are you a nonprofit allowed to participate in recall elections? If not, then why do you have his recall efforts on your site? Do you support removing Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas from office?”
What Goshert and his entourage of recallers failed to realize is that Bradley had taken a sick day on September 1st. This was verified with Department of Education spokesman Charles Tack.
In effect, Michael Bradley was on his own time acting as himself inquiring into Max Goshert’s profile. This was not an act of harassment and the Attorney General’s Office will reach the same conclusion. No harassment, no foul.
Again, leaders of this recall effort have demonstrated their incompetence in heading up a statewide political campaign.
Taxpayers will now have to foot the bill for an investigation of a false accusation against Michael Bradley.
This is also an excuse for the anti-Douglas establishment (Democrat Party) to stay away from this effort (in addition to the nude photos of its founder Anthony Espinoza, an elementary school teacher who posted nude photos of himself on his Tumblr account.)
Read Arizona Republic education reporter Cathryn Creno’s article on this fiasco.