Parnell’s Contemptible Appointment
In a recess appointment, Governor Sean Parnell has named Dianne Blumer to be Alaska’s new Labor Commissioner.
Always interested in Parnell appointments to such important jobs, I checked her facebook page. Ah…ironic on the day Facebook went public, Mrs. Blumer hasn’t figured out her privacy settings.
See, her facebook is listed under “Dianne Kiesel-Blumer”.
Kiesel, Kiesel, Kiesel…why does that name sound familiar?
Oh, that’s right, the pre-married Dianne Kiesel was found in contempt by the Alaska State Senate for ignoring subpoenas during the Senate’s Troopergate Investigation. She wasn’t alone. Todd Palin and eight other state employees had the same finding.
The vote was 16 – 1. Republican Con Bunde voted against it stating he thought there should be penalties attached.
I’m still checking, but I have yet to find another commissioner appointed, in the history of the state, who had been found in contempt of the Alaska Senate.
Pretty easy to figure out why Parnell didn’t appoint Mrs. Kiesel-Blumer during the session. He wouldn’t have the votes.
Captain Zero, no hero for Labor or Alaska.