A double dog dare
The papers filed by Brian Premo, the attorney for Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough on Thursday (see below) is what I'm referring to.
In the documents, which include an affidavit by McDonough and an affirmation by Premo, the question was asked why everyone who was named - including the seven other Democrats who gave up a sample of their DNA and a bunch of Working Families Party people too - weren't indicted.
A legitimate question, but hardly one to base the request to remove Special Prosecutor Trey Smith from the case. That's where the paperwork gets kind of screwy. To imply Smith targeted McDonough because the latter's father, a legendary politician, refused to run him for DA some 20 years ago is a stretch.
Word on the street was that McDonough would not go down alone and the papers certainly indicate he won't. I don't believe for a second that Smith is done with the indictments either, as the papers imply. Premo can say what he wants, but I find it hard to believe some of the others won't get indicted along with McDonough and Councilman Mike LoPorto. The two face 116 felonies related to alleged voter fraud in the 2009 Working Families Party primary.
The only two ... so far.
Back to the circular firing squad. Councilman Kevin McGrath testified for Smith. No question about that one. So did DeFiglio and a number of others.
Gonna be interesting to see what Smith's next move is. It's just not right to snub a double dog dare, after all.
Affirmation of BDP
Motion to Disqualify