Tina and Hillary cover Operation Boptrot and former CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Throughout the nineties, the Kentucky House of Representatives Business, Organization and Professions committee oversaw state laws regulating industries, like horse racing. BUT, when the Feds start an inquiry, legislators who tried to beat the odds try to beat jail time.
In 2003, former American diplomat Joseph C. Wilson wrote a series of op-eds questioning the reasons the Bush administration gave for entering into the Iraq War. BUT, when Valerie Plame’s CIA’s cover is blown, people wonder if it may have been done in retaliation to his critical commentary.
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
The New York Times
With Leaders Leaving Office for Jail, Kentucky Works to Refurbish Image--by B. Drummond Ayres Jr.
The New Yorker
DOING THE BOPTROT--By Bobbie Ann Mason
United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Donald J. Blandford, Defendant-appellant, 33 F.3d 685 (6th Cir. 1994)
Operation Boptrot - Convictions As A Result of Boptrot
Daily News via Google News
Don Blandford resigns House seat--by Associated Press
It Happened in Kentucky--by Mimi O'Malley
Frank Boyett: Legislative scandal 'Boptrot' started right here in 42420
The Courier Journal
Lobbyists still can't give gifts to Kentucky lawmakers, federal appeals panel rules--by Deborah Yetter
The Courier Journal via The Free Library
Lies, bribes and videotape--by Al Cross
WPSD Local 6
Federal panel reverses ruling that tossed Kentucky ethics rules--By AP
Don Blandford Speaking at Conference--screenshot via C-Span
Riverside Downs Entrance--via Waymarking
The New York Times
Times Topics: Valerie Plame
The Washington Post
Valerie Plame's claim that Scooter Libby leaked her identity--by Glenn Kessler
Timeline: The CIA Leak Case
Valerie Plame--by Richard Drew/Associated Press via The New York Times
Scooter Libby--via Time Magazine
Yellow Cake--via Public Domain