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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friends of Janice Daniels

(reprinted from last spring)

If Troy residents aren't mad yet, they will be after reading this! Meet Glenn Clark--Troy’s dirty politician

Fighting against the lies and dirty tricks of the TCU, Bob Gosselin and Glenn Clark are exhausting. Trust me and the hundreds of people who tried to save the library last fall.
Many people know how dirty these people’s hands are. 
Last February, on a Troy political blog, one person commented anonymously, “I am a Republican and am embarrassed by the likes of Glenn Clark and the rest of his bully cronies!”
Another anonymous respondent replied the way most people do when we say these folks are unethical--claiming Glenn Clark is simply the “Conservative boogie-man of choice for local RINOs.” [RINO means Republicans In Name Only and is the way far-right wingers, likeJanice Daniels, refer to normal, non-extreme Republicans.]
Well, Mr. Clark has finally been caught red-handed for the unethical political operator that he is. What he did may even surprise Troy residents, who are getting pretty used to dirty tricks.
But real quick…who is Glenn Clark? He was the Vice Chair of Troy’s Board of Zoning Appeals. He was the Chairman of the 9th Congressional District Republican Party. He is a founder of the Oakland County Tea Party. In the 1990s he was the Director of the Michigan Christian Coalition and not too long ago he was on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners with his pal Bob Gosselin. He also has a police complaint filed against him for roughing up a female Republican activist at a Tea Party meeting.
What was he caught doing? He lied in a campaign. He lied big and dirty.
In the Jan. 24, 2011  Oakland Press – by Chad Selweski.
“In a rare move, former state Rep. Kim Meltzer has admitted in writing that her campaign lied about the legislative record of an opponent, Leon Drolet, during the hotly contested 2010 state Senate campaign in north Macomb’s 11th District.”
Who was Meltzer’s campaign manager? Glenn Clark. What did they lie about?
Among the many pieces of nasty literature that blanketed the district were fliers from Meltzer’s camp that falsely claimed that while in the House Drolet had introduced legislation to legalize gay sex in public places. Meltzer said on Monday that she was unaware of the content of the flier and did not approve it ahead of time.”
Drolet and Meltzer issued the following joint statement regarding the lawsuit’s settlement:
“A piece of campaign literature distributed by the Meltzer for state Senate campaign contained statements about Leon Drolet’s legislative record that are not true and were unapproved by state Rep. Kim Meltzer.
The campaign literature falsely stated that ‘Drolet co-sponsored a bill that would have allowed sexual acts between homosexuals in public places, public parks and public restrooms — exposing our children to that filth.’
“In fact, Leon Drolet did not introduce or support legislation that would allow such acts or homosexual gross indecency in public places, as was inaccurately stated in the campaign literature. False statements contained in the campaign literature were not approved by state Rep. Kim Meltzer. A countywide apology to both Leon Drolet and the residents in the 11th District was submitted and printed in a local paper dated Aug. 12, 2010. All matters pertaining to this issue are hereby fully resolved with any and all financial settlements undisclosed.”
And who was the filthy politician in the story? 

Troy’s own Glenn Clark.

The man who helped lead the fight against the Troy millage vote in February, 2010. The man who helped lead the fight against library-saving Proposal 1.
Drolet issued one parting shot, blaming the incident on McCarthy-like tactics by Meltzer’s campaign manager, Glenn Clark, a longtime figure in Macomb and Oakland counties’ GOP politics.
“I’m glad Kim and I amicably resolved this matter, and I believe she didn’t approve spreading lies,” said Drolet, who also served on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners. “Meltzer’s campaign consultant, Glenn Clark, has a long history of specializing in reckless, gay-oriented smears(and) ... his obsession with persecuting gay people has come to define him.”
Is it any wonder Troy residents are afraid to come forward and fight for what's right and run for office in Troy, with dirty politicians such as Clark lurking about?

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