Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wyoming Rep. Bumbles Defense in Wake of Ethics Complaint

Straight from the Horse's Heart

(The News as We See It) by R.T. Fitch ~ Author/Director of HfH Advisory Council

“Slaughterhouse” Sue Uses Adolescent Histrionics in Defense

Last week, Wyoming resident Patricia Fazio, Ph.D. filed a formal complaint with Wyoming state officials requesting an investigation of alleged violations of ethics laws and securities fraud by Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wallis.

Rep. Sue Wallis ~ Photo by Pam Nicholes

The complaint alleges Rep. Wallis is improperly and even fraudulently abusing her position as a Wyoming legislator. The complaint further alleges that Rep. Wallis not only neglected to recues herself or disclose her personal financial interest in votes, but that she has actually “sponsored” bills that would materially benefit her or her family.

In a potentially bogus effort to bolster her sagging public image Wallis has posted on her blog alleged letters of support from numerous unidentifiable individuals. Harking to adolescent methods of public self adulation Wallis lists numerous emails with only first names given but all with the same central line and theme of undying support for the woman who is known around the world as “Slaughterhouse” Sue. Upon reading this listing one would think that these “emails” were, if not authored, edited and/or fluffed by Wallis, herself, in another flimsy and questionable effort to save her tarnished and bloodied image.

Wallis, likewise, speaks to an unidentified animal rights group that filed a complaint. To our knowledge only Dr. Fazio filed a complaint and that action has been applauded by many long standing and well known humane advocacy organizations. It now appears that by her own statements Rep. Sue Wallis currently has multiple formal complaints filed against herself. Wallis’ letter is inserted below:

A few days ago I was alerted to the fact that an animal rights organization had filed an ethics complaint and called for an investigation of my efforts on behalf of the horse industry in my role as a Wyoming state legislator. Since releasing my response I have received literally hundreds of messages of support from good hearted people who appreciate the work we are doing. Tonight we are sharing some of that good mail on the Summit of the Horse Blog.

While completely unfounded and a blatant attempt at intimidation designed to prevent us from doing what we know is right for horses and for horse people…the alleged charges are nonetheless serious, and have to be answered. This outrageous and uncalled for attack was sent not only to the Wyoming Attorney General and the House of Representatives, but to every news outlet in Wyoming and spread widely on the Internet. The Legislature will deal with the matter appropriately, and I stand ready to comply with any and all requests from leadership to put this matter to rest.

Because of this organized effort by radical animal rights groups I have been forced to spend time responding and correcting the record, time which could have been put to much better use in organizing and convening the horse industry at the upcoming Summit of the Horse where we will deal with the dire problems in the horse world in a respectful and rational manner all aimed at the well being of horses and horse people.

Below are just a few of the messages that I have received.”

Sue Wallis, Vice President
United Horsemen

Click HERE to read listing

Clouded in a swirl of controversy Wallis’ “Summit” is beginning to evaporate only a week ahead of its alleged commencement. Due to the covert message that the “Summit” is sending many well known speakers have asked to have their names pulled from the publicity while federal officials are being petitioned to not attend. In her statement Wallis is prepping the reader on the potential failure of her meat industry slaughter festival and that the cause may be the result of lost time spent on defending herself from the long list of allegations versus tending to the planning of her doomed BloodFest. As so often is the case with arguments issued from the office of Sue Wallis there is a finger pointed at someone or something else versus looking in the mirror for the answers to failed policies, practices and missed opportunities.

The case for wearing “Blinders” might work for race horses but it is a pathetic excuse coming from an elected government official who refuses to see the big picture and won’t listen to the voices of the American people.

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