It seems the state of Missouri has yet another scandal involving an elected Democrat not paying what they owe, like Claire McCaskill’s private plane expenses or Leonard Hughes’ problems with, well, following the law at all.
This time the disgraced politician is Robin Wright-Jones, State Senator from St. Louis, who was recently sued by a casino for $6,000 in unpaid bills for a birthday party she threw for herself, has $95,000 unaccounted for in her campaign accounts, and is now being sued by a local radio station for $3,600 plus in more unpaid bills.
The suit from WGNU (920-AM) was filed on June 16 —three days after the Four Seasons dismissed its complaint against Wright-Jones.
The casino hotel had said the senator did not pay for the 60th birthday party she threw for herself in 2010. Wright-Jones has said she could not discuss the terms of the settlement.
In this latest suit against her, WGNU claims Wright-Jones owes the station $3,623 plus interest for failing to pay for use of their West End studio.
Wright-Jones joins a long line of Democrat screw-ups regarding ethics and personal finances, the absurd part being how little the media does to expose their corruption. The best part of the story, however, is the excuse Wright-Jones gives as to why her finances are so screwed up:
Wright-Jones said that her treasurer, a finance administrator at Harris-Stowe State University, had been infected with the H1N1 virus, "swine flu," and unable to properly track campaign expenses.
Wright-Jones is apparently trying to steal Jonas Hughes' world record for worst possible excuse ever. Campaigns have a legal obligation to accurately track their spending for purposes of public disclosure and she decided to disregard that.