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Richard Baird threatens to sue everyone

by: Eric B.

Thu Sep 04, 2014 at 10:13:50 AM EDT

Everyone saw this yesterday, but I was laboring on deadline and didn't get a chance to post.

Lansing — A top aide to Gov. Rick Snyder is threatening to sue the head of the Michigan State AFL-CIO, warning the labor leader in a telephone message she “better be careful” and “start dealing with facts” about his personal property tax troubles.

Gubernatorial adviser Rich Baird left AFL-CIO President Karla Swift an angry voice message Saturday night in response to a newspaper column she wrote about Baird illegally claiming a double tax exemption on two homes for three years.

This public hissy fit is political drama, of course. There's not a chance in hell he'd win a lawsuit over this for a lot of reasons. But, when everytime your name shows up in the headlines it's because you got caught doing something else underhanded, your toolbox is a bit thin.

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Well of course he does! (4.00 / 3)
Lawsuits are only frivolous when filed by someone who is not a Republican, and cheating on your taxes is not really a crime.

If Baird sues people over this (4.00 / 4)
The cases ought to be consolidated for trial before Judge Judy. She'd make mincemeat out of Baird.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

[ Parent ]
What I'd like to say to "Tricky Dick" Baird (4.00 / 1)
"Have your lawyers talk to my lawyers.  Until then, STFU and stay out of my voice mail and email."

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

Morning motivation: (4.00 / 1)
"Hey, Scott, has Rich Baird tried to harass you lately? No? Then GET TO WORK!!!!!"

Now on Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott: Voters OK with taxes, but not with Lansing

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