On Tuesday of this week, the Executive Council held a hearing on Governor Sununu’s nomination of Frank Edelblut to be Commissioner of the State Department of Education. A vote was supposed to follow at the Council’s meeting on Wednesday. It didn’t.
Democratic Councilor Andru Volinsky asserted that the vote would not be legally binding because State law requires as a prerequisite to the appointment of a Commissioner that the Governor consult with the entire State Board of Education, but Sununu had only talked to the Board’s Chairman.
Attorney General Joseph Foster, a Democrat, agreed with Volinsky’s interpretation.
Sununu responded by asking the Council to delay the vote to give him time to consult with the seven members of the Board of Education.
Sununu got snookered. Continue reading Sununu Snookered by Volinsky and Foster
A couple of days ago I posted And Round One Goes to Chris Sununu in which I opined that Sununu’s opposition to a career Public Defender nominated by Governor Hassan for a judgeship on New Hampshire’s second highest court was a political winner: Continue reading Is Chris Sununu Running Another Do Nothin Lose Gracefully GOP Campaign for Governor?
New Hampshire Public Radio is reporting that the New Hampshire’s “Legal Community” is “concerned” about the Executive Council rejecting one of Governor Hassan’s recent nominees to the Superior Court.
The “legal community” mentioned in the article consists of the Chief of the Manchester Police and the President of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. That’s akin to CNN reporting, based on interviewing only nine people in Detroit, that Ben Carson’s claims in Gifted Hands were unable to be verified.
What seems to be NHPR’s real concern is that the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative investigating reporting website, influenced the vote by reporting that the nominee had represented child rapists: Continue reading Democrat Super-PAC Attacks GOP for Not Confirming Hassan Judicial Nominee