Thursday, October 05, 2006

More (on) Reed Reimbursements

The information about what exactly Chuck Reed was reimbursed for has been spotty at best. In fact, rumblings were that there was another story about non-check reimbursements that was to break soon. Rumors were that Reed also had a laundry list of expenditures made with his credit card that had not been included in the initial $38,000 tally.

Nobody has scooped such a story yet. Our friends at http://www.ReedItForYourself.com, however, now have a link to Reed's "City Credit Card Statements" and reimbursements. As was pointed out in our comments section when this website first broke, the ReedItForYourself site is run by the Chavez campaign. The site now includes a banner that reads "Paid for by the Cindy Chavez for Mayor Campaign". It is unclear if these credit card reimbursements are included in the initial $38K or if Chuck's debt to the city just increased. We'll keep you posted as the story breaks.

Now, the site also includes an excell sheet outlining each one of Chuck Reed's 450 reimbursements with financial details and characteristics regarding the expenditures.

Chuck Reed has since apologized about his usage of public resources for personal purposes. You can watch the clip of his apology at http://www.kron.com after clicking on the local news tab and selecting the appropriate clip inside the video box. In the clip, Chuck Reed calls the recent negative coverage of his reimbursements "Politics 101".

Meanwhile our friends at SV411 have returned from their 2.5 week hiatus with its first article regarding the Reed reimbusement scandal. SV411's brief story calls Reed's reimbursement of over $38,000 of city funds "creative juggling of 'job-related' expenses". Additionally, some minor flak is dished out to the Merc for "hyping up his minor misstep".

And what does Chuck's website say about the Chuck E. Cheapskate scandal in the "Reality Check" section usually reserved for disspelling negative stories? Under construction.

6 Comments:

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous mr mortar said...

sv411 has really lost its credibility. they're a pro-Reed blog. that's all there's to say about it!

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Ben Watson said...

sv411 hasn't said a single thing relevant to this election. They ate up the polls that the Reed campaign leaked out and then had the audacity to accuse you guys of being overly biased. Give me a break, Mayor Watch and Phil Yost are the closest thing to news still alive. Everyone else has been bought out by the machine of COMPAT Dando. Mr. Mortar, I suggest if you ever return to sv411, you read Rich Robinson, though he doesn't receive as much attention, he knows what he's talking about. Everything else on that site is just garbage.
-Ben Watson

 
At 1:32 PM, Anonymous d.h.k. said...

I did a quick check of the math - the credit card reimbursements are independent of the initial 38K. He has used considerably more than 38K of the publics cash for his political gain. Why hasn't anybody else covered this story??!

 
At 4:24 PM, Anonymous concerned dem said...

Reimbursing ones personal expenses to the tune of almost fifty thousand bucks is more than a minor misstep and is certainly not creative financial juggling! You can do a lot w 50K, chuck. Since you always ask 'cars or kids', I gotta return the alliterative sloganization: politics or people? I choose people. We know what Chuck chose...

 
At 4:24 PM, Anonymous concerned dem said...

Reimbursing ones personal expenses to the tune of almost fifty thousand bucks is more than a minor misstep and is certainly not creative financial juggling! You can do a lot w 50K, chuck. Since you always ask 'cars or kids', I gotta return the alliterative sloganization: politics or people? I choose people. We know what Chuck chose...

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous D. Wrangler said...

wow... that Reed It For Yourself site must have a Computer Science Artistic genius behind it... it looks incredible. (sarcasm)

 

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