What Fresh Hell Is This?

December 24, 2009

The Orie Sisters: Looks like Jane may have helped Joan a little too much

'[Jane Orie's attorney] added that he plans to "unleash hell in December" over the raid at the senator's office.'

"Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister."
(What Jane is thinking right now about Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala Jr.)

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
An Allegheny County grand jury has opened a criminal investigation into state Sen. Jane Clare Orie, R-McCandless, the state senate's third-ranking Republican, and detectives last week seized computers, a move her lawyer has promised to "fight like hell."

The investigation, confirmed last night by Jerry McDevitt, who is representing Ms. Orie, apparently began a day before the November election when an intern at the senator's district office in the North Hills complained to the district attorney's office that political calls were being made there on behalf of state Supreme Court nominee Joan Orie Melvin, the senator's sister.
Looks like Santa came early this year. (We do so like to open one present on Christmas Eve!)


Ol' Froth said...

Wait, if she didn't do anything wrong, she's got noting to worry about, right? Wasn't that the conservatard argument when Bushillegal wiretapping was exposed?

Clyde Wynant said...

Why is it that law and order right wing politicians are always so vociferous in their support of the police and prosecutors -- until they're caught?

Just asking...

justareporter said...

it's about time thqt someone investigated those government employees, paid by US, using their job resources to help their cronies. and what about OrieMelvin's office staff- i'd sure like to see their phone records of who they are calling on our dime. Ooops! i forgot that Pa. judges ruled that their own government-office phone records, paid for by us, aren't really 'public' records... guess we'll hafta wait for the DA to subpoena the judge too..stay tuned.

freedom of information, don't you just love it!!