Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and Assembly Candidate Patricia McKeon
Last Friday, March 23, 2012, the SCV Lincoln Club held a 38th Assembly District GOP Candidate Forum. All three candidates, Patricia McKeon, Paul Strickland and Scott Wilk, agreed to participate in this Candidate Forum and were present which is where this story unfolds.
The forum format was indicated as follows; each candidate would give an opening statement; a question and answer period on the issues would follow; concluding with a closing statement from each candidate. It also included, in accordance with President Reagan’s 11th Commandment, no personal attacks on fellow GOP candidates would be allowed.
During the forum the following question was asked: “You mentioned you signed the unity pledge honoring Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment. Mrs. McKeon, it has been suggested that your campaign asked Steve Cooley, our District Attorney, and one of your supporters, to investigate Scott Wilk over an anonymous website that has been critical of your candidacy. Would you care to clear the air about this rumor?”
Patricia McKeon, in a rather indignant tone, claimed at the forum that she made a “general inquiry” of the District Attorney’s office about a website that was sharing negative information about her dealing as Rep. McKeon’s paid treasurer. She went on to claim that she did “not say who” was behind the anonymous websites that used her name and personal information. She emphasized that in her letter to District Attorney Steve Cooley that “…I did not ever, ever, ever, indicate one person ever…” was behind these “sites that were very vitriolic.”
But, then….. this letter appeared.
So, what gives, Patricia?
I mean, I can understand that you were not happy with a website that had an address with your name in it and which took a very critical view of your life and your assembly candidacy.
I can also understand that you would seek forensic computer experts to discover who was sliming you and an attorney to make them stop.
But, the Los Angeles County District Attorney? A criminal investigation?
Well, Patricia, the price is fair enough – the public pays. And, besides Steve Cooley, the LA County District Attorney has endorsed your candidacy. Maybe you will get some preferential treatment, who knows?
What a waste…. AND then you lie to the Santa Clarita Lincoln Club about the flap, play all Reagan 11th commandment and holier than thou.
Let’s face it, Patricia McKeon dropped a dime, slung some mud and hoped it would stick to her former friend, husband’s staff member and fellow Republican.
Admit it Patricia, you attempted a political “dirty trick” against Scott Wilk. If you have ANY evidence that Scott Wilk was behind Really Patricia?, hire that private attorney and sue him. Come on now.
Anyone want to be that this never happens?
This is not the way, Patricia McKeon’s dirty, strong-armed campaign rolls.