Friday, January 11, 2013

Say What, Michelle?

Salon is reporting that Michelle Bachmann is refusing to pay five staffers who worked on her presidential nomination campaign.  Those who remain unpaid have apparently refused to sign "a nondisclosure agreement that would bar them from discussing any 'unethical, immoral, or criminal activity' they witnessed on the campaign with police or reporters."

 ...the nondisclosure agreement stems from the campaign’s alleged misuse of an email list. A home-schooling group accused the Bachmann campaign of stealing the list, which was contained on a volunteer’s laptop, and then using it to fundraise for the campaign. The home-schooling group has sued the campaign and Waldron said there is also a criminal investigation pending, explaining that he spoke with police about the incident “several times.”

“They wanted us to have no further conversation [with police] without first notifying Michelle’s attorneys, and we just refused,” he told Salon. “We’ve been lied to at every turn.”

“This story is important. I’ve got five soldiers, as it were, five men who are willing to stand and not capitulate to this unnatural pressure that is coming from the Bachmann campaign. It’s just immoral what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to shut us up. You want to get paid? You gotta sign this agreement and not talk to either the police or lawyers,” he continued.

1 comment:

sassy said...

Perhaps the five staffers should put what they know in down. I expect that they would be paid a lot more for the truth about "unethical, immoral or criminal activity they witnesses on the campaign with police or reporters" than the pittance that Michelle Bachmann owes them in wages.

If life gives you lemons - - made lemonade.