Saturday, June 12, 2010

How did the Lord Campaign miss something like this?

The Lord for Attorney General Campaign is priding itself on attention to detail and competence in management. Fair enough.

We at VUI believe that how a campaign manages it financial disclosures is an indicator of their managerial abilities. Frankly if you cannot find out the occupations of the people giving you money or who the people are that are giving you money, how can you manage a multi-million dollar agency? VUI finds that true for all candidates, not just the Lord campaign.

However, the Lord campaign was the campaign VUI recently searched. We pick at Lord with humor, but we respect his professional ability. Imagine our disappointment when we found that the majority of contributors on his last campaign disclosure listed their occupations as “unknown.”

What is even more disappointing was a donation we found made to the Lord campaign on March 25th, 2010 from Interior Access, located at 903 Vicar Lane Alexandria, Virginia. The donation was in the amount of $3500. VUI is always curious about people from out of state who give to state only races, so we took a look at that donor.

Though there very well might be a person named “Interior Access” in Alexandria, Virginia, we could find no such person in property or telephone records that we searched. From the information found on Google Maps, the address 903 Vicar Lane appears to be a residence in an upscale neighborhood. According to the Alexandria, Virginia Tax Assessors’s office, that property is owned by Peter T. or Megan C. Madigan.

Further, according to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Corporation Commission’s database, the only entity close to “Interior Access” in Virginia is Interior Access, L.L.C., which has a purged status.

What really is disheartening  is that Peter Madigan and Megan Madigan each gave the Lord campaign $3500 on September 21st, 2009. That forbade the Lord Campaign from accepting any more money from them in the primary cycle.

So how can a campaign pride itself on management ability when it accepted a campaign contribution from a business with questionable status which listed its address as the same as two people who already gave the maximum amount allowed by law? One would think a campaign that touts how dedicated it is to managerial expertise would have done the homework and said, “Thanks, but no thanks, this could look bad.”  Frankly, it does.


  1. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    Wow. Good stuff. You would think someone so smart could have caught this. I mean, someone like you did.

  2. Motorcycle ManJune 12, 2010

    I smell a serious ethical violation here. Man, is that Lord dude going to be pissed at you, Brian.

  3. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    The mainstream media will not address this. They are too lazy even to verify what you lay out of for them. Besides, money is a factor.

  4. It only took a few minutes for me to verify what you posted. I had my doubts, but you are right.

    It is disappointing. Lord is running for AG, and he doesn't do simple research to make sure something like this does not happen?

  5. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    Um, this is nothing compared to Alan Wilson claiming to have repaid the $250K loan that he might have gotten illegally in an interview with The State Newspaper and then reporting on his SC Ethics Report that the loan had not been paid back.

    Kinda like Alan said in the WIS interview last night, "I'm very busy" when he claimed he did not know about Jake Knotts calling Obama and Haley "ragheads" when father Joe is best buddies with Knotts and Momma Roxanne advises Knotts' political campaigns. Shady, Shady

  6. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    you have a dangerous obsession with Lord, don't you??? Do you wait outside his house or what?

  7. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    How much did Baby Joe pay you to push this story? Gotta pay to play in the Wilson dynasty!

  8. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    The Lord mudslinging by you continues, Brian.

  9. Swing voterJune 12, 2010

    Instead of slinging mud at McCarty, can you Lord folks address what he wrote? Is it wrong? I would rather see you tell how it is wrong than your attacks on McCarty.

    You seem really, really desperate to me, and I voted for Bolchoz.

  10. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    News flash. So called Republican Lord supports Liberal Democrat Rob Miller for Congress.

  11. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    Facts are stubborn things.

  12. I can't stand Brian McCarty, but he laid it out clearly. I looked it up. That SOB got it right this time. It tells me Lord does not know how to manage his own campaign finances. How is he going to run the AG's office?

    Ethics is a bitch. A man running for AG of all things should be above reproach. Why did Lord take that donation?

    I just won't vote for AG now. Both of them seem worthless.

  13. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    I just googled her and looks like she in Lord's sister and Interior Designer:

  14. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    So Lord's sister gave him money above the legal limit? Yeah, and people talk about Wilson's mama.

  15. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    Oh? Where exactly do you see Lord supporting Rob Miller? FAIL on the Wilson staff for that comment.

    I voted for Joe Wilson and Leighton Lord.

  16. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    Maybe Lord missed it when he was playing law enforcement officer or when he was getting his hair done. LOL

  17. How sleazy can Lord's minions get? Well, they stretch the truth about his law enforcement experience and now they bring Alan's mom into their world of lies.

    This all is being coordinated by a man who is famous for having a cross dresser at his Christmas party.

    Lord's staff's family values. No wonder he missed this in his financial statements, he is surrounded by sleaze.

  18. Lord RocksJune 12, 2010

    Mr. McCarty, you will pay for this dearly. Wait and see. We have the power, you do not. Your sorry hillbilly ass will be broke and gone soon. Was it worth it?

    Even if Lord loses, you will lose. I promise you.

  19. Stretching the campaign laws like this might be legal, but it ain't right. And these attacks on McCarty instead of addressing what he wrote, well, that is pretty damn sorry.

    And, attacking Wilson's mama? Good God, you have got to be an idiot. Who attacks a candidate's mama in the South?

    Lord had my vote. Now he lost it. If the people who comment for him on this little blog are what he is proud to have support him, he is not worth my vote.

  20. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    Wonder if there is a Virginia Connection to these people who are taking over the SC GOP and have it in for the Wilson family?

    Read some of their web site, it's quite eye opening. Also wonder how far they have taken their precinct power? Is it just the Green vote that should be questioned?

  21. Brian, you are such the Wilson fool. The wilsons think you are a joke. They laugh at you. Yet, you still do their bidding. It is sad to watch.

  22. All the unknown occupations worry me more than what money Lord took from a purged company.

    If you are running for AG, you are supposed to master such details. People as smart as Lord is do not leave such details out for no reason.

  23. AnonymousJune 13, 2010

    Lord loves Rob Miller

  24. AnonymousJune 13, 2010

    I work at a mental health place. Lord is not alone. We have three people on my floor who think they are cops, too.

    Maybe they gave money to Lord.

  25. Millier for CongressJune 13, 2010

    I do not care if Lord broke the campaign contribution rules. Lord can spell his own name, something your buddy Wilson would have hard time with.

    Alan Wilson is an idiot. He is fucking Forrest Gump with an anchor babe wife and a mother who runs Jackie Knotts's campaigns.

    Take that. As for Joe, fuck him too. So what if Lord supports Miller, that just says Lord has a fucking brain, asshole.

  26. Motorcycle ManJune 13, 2010

    Miller for Congress, why such language? I mean, dude, I ride bikes, I was in the Navy and I do not post the language you do. Do you think it makes you a man?

    Well, sorry Brian, but I gotta do this, Fuck you Miller for Congress. You are the asshole.

    I got shot at in some hellhole years ago. Wilson got shot at in another hellhole. I understand the man and it ticks me off when some pretty boy tries to claim he is like me when he ain't.

    Then comes this bullshit you write on here. That does it. Light Lord can kiss my ass. I would not vote for that guy if he had the cure for cancer. Which I bet that asshole would claim he had.

    Sorry again, Brian, for the language, but I just can't stand this bullshit artist.

  27. AnonymousJune 13, 2010

    Leave it to a hack like you to go after some man's poor sister.

  28. AnonymousJune 13, 2010

    Voting Under the Influence is really grasping at straws here.

    I just looked at the filings on-line and found plenty of out-of-state donations listed for the Wilson camp. And, dozens of his contributors have "info requested" listed for occupation. If a donor's occupation was such a concern, wouldn't Wilsons wait until they got that information before accepting it?

    Fact is, this is made-up nonsense generated in an effort to ditract from what matters.

    The real story is that the Wilsons (momma, daddy and daddy's boy) are inexorably tied to the lowest of the low in SC politics - Jake Knotts and the rest of the good-ol-boys.

  29. George PurdellJune 13, 2010

    Last anonymous, what's your name. I mean you are talking about somebody's mama and don't have the guts to leave your name? Wow.

  30. Obama ManJune 14, 2010

    I hate both these crackers. One is pale the other is really damn pale.

    As for Jakie, I like that cracker. Yeah, he's racist, but at least you know that cracker is coming at you. He don't lie to your ass and pretend.

    To Hell with both of these cracker ass crackers.

  31. AnonymousJune 21, 2010

    Alan Wilson is as corrupt as they come.