What about our basic trust in government, which rests to some degree on faith in elections? How seriously should take it, or should we ignore it, when our Secretary of State is on the radio making accusations of very recent election fraud?
Romney apparently isn't making himself available to real journalists in Colorado, in advance of Tuesday's GOP caucus, but he called into conservative talk-radio shows across the state Friday, where he found a copacetic environment.
If Gessler's clients were using his firm for an issue connected to the SOS Office, even if Gessler himself works on a different case with them, then there would still be the appearance of a conflict of interest.
The plagiarized articles appear to constitute a breach of his contract, and breach-of-contract is a common type of fraud. Even if the work was being done for a foundation, it was a business transaction.