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Sat Oct 4, 2014, 12:42 PM

Corbett appointee named in scandal says release of emails 'politically motivated'

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

HARRISBURG — A former agent in the attorney general's office accused of transmitting smutty emails in an unfolding pornography scandal said he suspected Attorney General Kathleen Kane was “politically motivated” in releasing them.

Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday asked Randy Feathers, his appointee to the state Board of Probation of Parole, to resign because of the sexually explicit emails. Feathers worked as an agent for Corbett when he was attorney general from 2005-2011. Kane has released more than 430 sexually explicit emails Feathers allegedly received. He also transmitted 39, according to Kane's office.

Feathers was the third official asked to resign as a result of the scandal. A Corbett cabinet secretary, Department of Environmental Protection E. Christopher Abruzzo, and a DEP lawyer, Glenn Parno, resigned Thursday before Kane released email strings to the governor and media. Both worked under Corbett in the attorney general's office.

Feathers, who is paid $115,000 on the state board, in a letter to Corbett obtained by the Trib, said he wants an independent forensics expert to review the emails. “This independent assessment will allow me to determine the accuracy of her assessment.




Read more: http://triblive.com/state/bradbumstednews/6910124-74/corbett-kane-feathers#ixzz3FC7GXmrQ



AG Kane denied political motivation, pointing out the release of these emails was in response to Right to Know Law requests by several media outlets. "We released information that we could legally release that was available at this time. There is no politics involved.”

"Smutty" is a word my grandmother would have used. I'd appreciate a grown-up, current synonym for the content of these emails, such as obscene, lascivious, vulgar, rude, crude, dirty, filthy, salacious, coarse, lewd, pornographic, and X-rated.

From the reported content of these emails, we are not talking saucy or risque. We are talking hard-core porn. They were x-rated, extremely sexist and degrading of women, including sexist, demeaning depictions of women in the workplace. So even beyond the legitimate criticisms that such viewing should not have been on state computers on state time, the fact that Randy Feathers was appointed by Corbett to sit on the state Board of Probation/Parole is not acceptable. Feathers is quoted as saying he would “consider” resigning if it's proven he did not “uphold his professional responsibilities.”

Well, he has a demonstrated, documented, degraded & demeaning view of women as appropriate targets of ridicule and sexual exploitation, and glorification of men who exploit them, as depicted in his porn photos and videos. Such a person CANNOT be objective or fair in determining the fate of men convicted of sexual crimes (pimping, raping, etc.) against women, and further, his negative attitude toward women must needs influence his decisions regarding female applicants for probation or parole.

And HE was the best that Corbett could find to appoint? Time to clean house of this nest of pervs, Pennsylvania, and the man who hired and supervised them. Remember in November.

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Reply Corbett appointee named in scandal says release of emails 'politically motivated' (Original post)
Divernan Oct 2014 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Oct 2014 #1
Divernan Oct 2014 #2
Sheldon Cooper Oct 2014 #9
frylock Oct 2014 #3
rhett o rick Oct 2014 #4
certainot Oct 2014 #5
asiliveandbreathe Oct 2014 #6
Divernan Oct 2014 #7
marble falls Oct 2014 #8
nakocal Oct 2014 #10

Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 12:55 PM

1. Does it matter?

If you did the crime (or non-criminal pervy thing, or whatever), does it really matter why somebody ratted you out? You still did whatever it was, no matter the motivations of the person making public whatever it was you wanted hidden.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 12:59 PM

2. Exactly - he doesn't deny it; basically says it's immaterial.

Feathers doesn't deny viewing and sending perverted emails; his boss, Corbett believes he sent them and asked for resignation, and Feathers is whining for Kane to "prove" he sent them and is shocked there's politics going on in Harrisburg. Must really hurt for Feathers to have a woman like Kane be the end of his cushy taxpayer career..since he obviously has no respect for women.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 09:25 PM

9. Yes, and let's be clear about exactly what those emails contained.

We're not talking about large breasted vixens gazing suggestively over their ample cleavage. We're talking about a naked woman, with her legs spread, and a LIT cigar protruding from her vagina. Yes indeed. No 'innocent' titty pics here. How the f*ck you justify something like that in 2014 is just beyond me.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 01:16 PM

3. gee, no shit?

You can't get anything past this guy.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 01:39 PM

4. k&r. Thanks for posting. nm

 

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 02:04 PM

5. if corbett was dem, PA talk radio would have him in 3-way with feathers and his porn

but since he's a republican, it's clearly just a dem election plot

they sure do have an advantage

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 04:03 PM

6. I wonder how Corbett is responding

to Feathers request for an Independent review - Feathers sent 39 of the emails..could Corbett get caught up in that review..what did Corbett know and when did he know it....

It doesn't matter if it was politically motivated..Feathers received and forward emails that were totally inappropriate..all decisions made by Feathers - no matter what capacity he was in, be it an agent in the AG office. or sitting on the state Board of Probation/Parole - pull all records, docs -

many may have been unfairly subjected to this POS!

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 04:47 PM

7. Even GOP state senate leaders want this perv removed from the Board.

The governor may remove an appointee to a state board for “cause” if the Senate approves by a two-thirds margin. A spokesman for top GOP Senate leaders said the leaders would strongly recommend taking that action if needed.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 08:59 PM

8. It may have been 'political' to release the emails, but it was arrogant and stupid to have written..

them to start with.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 10:12 PM

10. If a republican screws up it is the fault of the people who caught them

Once again a republican is unable to take responsibility of his own actions. The party of personal responsibility means that only democrats not only need to take responsibility for their actions but also they need to take the responsibility for the actions of republicans.

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