After helping Padrutt circulate petitions for a convict (http://keepsummitcountyrepublicansstrong.blogspot.com/2007/08/who-are-democrats-dancing-bears.html), Coughlin backer and Arshinkoff detractor David Reilly (http://www.newsummitrepublicans.com/news/article.aspx?id=29) joined a group of registered Republicans in endorsing Padrutt in a misleading mailer (attached below) sent to registered Republicans in the City of Green.
Some of you may remember Padrutt - the former Executive Director of the Democratic Party and a DUI convict. The Beacon Journal wrote this about him:
Akron Beacon Journal
DUI COSTS POLITICIAN HIS LICENSE
ANDREW PADRUTT , 24, GETS THREE DAYS IN JAIL,
FINES FOR APRIL INCIDENT
A former Summit County Democratic Party head will spend three days in
Glenwood Jail, lose his driver's license for six months and pay $400 in fines
for driving under the influence last spring.Andrew Padrutt received his sentence Friday in Akron Municipal Court.Padrutt, 24, was convicted Nov. 10 after a one-day trial. In addition to the jury finding him guilty of DUI, visiting Judge Joyce George found Padrutt guilty of impeding the flow of traffic and not wearing a seat belt.
The week after his conviction, Padrutt said he would resign as Democratic Party executive director. Party officials said he stepped down to focus on finishing college and that his leaving had nothing to do with his court case.
He had been executive director since March 2002. He was the first person to hold the position.Padrutt's other political work includes being a Green city councilman.The drunken-driving incident occurred in the early morning hours
At trial, prosecutors argued Padrutt was drunk after swigging beers with other young Democrats at an East Exchange Street pub. The drinking caused him to fall asleep at a traffic light at Exchange Street and Hawkins Avenue, prosecutors said.Padrutt's defense was that he wasn't intoxicated but exhausted from his many political duties.
Coughlin's brand of leadership emerges - Surround yourself with weak Democrat-leaning Republicans and tell everyone that you're the most conservative person on the face of the earth. We suppose that Kevin's theory is that if you ignore the truth, believe your own propaganda and repeat it enough times the public may believe it.
Summit County's Republican faithful know better.