Fair enough. The empire always strikes back when they are exposed, and Mr. Smith’s public departure from employment at the AG’s office and his explanation for that departure exposed serious concerns about bias and hypocrisy within the AG’s office. It appears the campaign finance unit was staffed with hyper partisan public employees who didn’t actually believe they should enforce the law (which, in theory, is non-partisan) against Democrats. Apparently, campaign finance laws were only intended to be enforced against Republicans. It might also be true that a quota system might exist. After 18 lawsuits against Democrats, the AG’s office might have decided to back off the Ferguson’s campaign promises. Regardless of the true motivation, when combined with Podlodowski’s recent press release, clearly the campaign finance enforcement program has changed.
Nobody should assume that politics is a game of beanbag. It is a full contact sport, even if one side abandons the field. It now appears that nearly every Democrat County Party political committee, legislative district committee, state Legislator, state Senator, and many others have violated the state’s campaign finance laws at least equivalent or greater than the “Wyman Standard” established by Tina Podlodowski and AG Ferguson last year. Republicans have probably committed some violations as well, and those who have done so will be exposed by Mr. Smith as revenge for being forced to sue Democrats.