Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

7 responses to “Hatch Act Accusation Doesn’t Hold Water”

  1. Alias Smith

    Brien is a dope. 

  2. DogDiesel

    The Utah case was a fire chief who specifically “fire walled” himself from the administration of federal funds within his Department while he ran for city council. He was well aware of the Hatch Act and designated his Deputy Chief as in charge of all federal funding and programs. I’m not saying Brien is right but Casey appeared to be clueless and I’m pretty sure he didn’t take those precautions. I know Brien is despised over here on RIF but doesn’t anyone want to be objective here and see how this plays out.

    1. Alias Smith

      For the same reason we don’t have to wait for Anthony Gemma’s absurd allegations to play out. You are either a simpleton, a troll, or both. I’m betting on both. 

      1. DogDiesel

        Again with the personal attacks because you can’t argue facts.

  3. Alias Smith

    Lou Raptakis is introducing a special “Election Day” pizza for friends Jon Brien and Doug Gablinske. An extra large pizza pie topped with sour grapes. 

    Gablinske-Brien 2014! The Sour Grapes Party! 

  4. dubnotdubya

    “Brien, for his part, said he didn’t know about the Hatch Act until Monday….” I literally laughed out loud when I read that. He’s either lying or is one of the most uninformed politicians in existence. The Hatch Act has been around for years and played a part in at least one former colleague deciding not to run for re-election a few years ago. And he claims he did not know about it? R-iiiii-ght. (No pun intended.)

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