Mother Jones takes Mike and Lori Turner out to the woodshed

I wish I could find the full story online- but Mike Bock over at DaytonOS has a summary posted of some of the findings about Mike “I’m entitled” Turner and his wife Lori “I’m a great businesswoman” Turner and their pattern of abuse of his office and end-runs around campaign finance law.

For Congressman Mike Turner, “Pork Has Been a Family Affair” — Mother Jones

August 15, 2008

The latest issue of Mother Jones tells that Congressman Mike Turner “has declared himself to be a pork buster” and that he is sponsoring legislation to prohibit House and Senate members from using earmarks as a “backdoor” means to get funding for local projects. But, the magazine reports, “For Turner, pork has been a family affair. Since 2004, Turner has requested millions in earmarks for a local organization that later hired his wife, and a highway project that would benefit one of her business partners.” Excerpts from the article:

For Congressman Mike Turner, “Pork Has Been a Family Affair” — Mother Jones : DaytonOS.

Mother Jones called me to ask about the Austin Road interchange debacle- I steered them to people who had done much more digging. Unfortunately- you won’t be seeing this reported in the Dayton Daily Newsless.

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It looks really juicy, well beyond what I dug up on my own, just based on what Bock posted. Hopefully this is in the print edition because I couldn’t find it online.

Laughable to think Turner is touting himself as a pork buster.

(and a real pie in the face for the DDN, too)


It turns out this is going to be in the September issue.

I know Borders & Barnes & Noble carry Mother Jones, but does anyone actually read it in this town?

David Esrati
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I was at Books and Company today at the Greene- no Mother Jones.
Online- the Sept. issue doesn’t have it in there.
Hunter gets it at home- hasn’t found it yet.


David went to the Greene??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!