Lawyer Tells Court: A member (Tony McConkey) of the House of Delegates makes his living violating the laws he passes ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lawyer Tells Court: A member (Tony McConkey) of the House of Delegates makes his living violating the laws he passes

You won't see Republican bloggers writing about this!!! CP treats all local and state politicians equally, regardless of party and this time I relish in telling you about Delegate Tony McConkey who was just found guilty of violating state law for buying a woman's house out of foreclosure. But it gets worse....I will defer to The Capital (yes I have to mention the name) which writes that McConkey "said that if he violated the Protection of Homeowners in Foreclosure Act, which he voted for in 2005 and again in 2008 when it was amended, then the law is 'wrong' and 'harmful' to people in foreclosure." McConkey went on to say the law was confusing!!!! ('s like the child who murders his parents and asks for leniency because he is an orphan....sort of...or maybe like Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)who says he didn't pay taxes on rental income from his Dominican villa because he didn't understand the finances. Note: Rangel chairs the House committee that writes US tax law and is a Democrat!!)

According to The Capital, the plaintiff's lawyer filed court papers claiming "the delegate has spent years 'perfecting various schemes' to con 'susceptible and vulnerable consumers' out of their homes." Hmmm...maybe that's why the law he violated was made so complicated---d'ya think? .

McConkey's lawyer is none other than Gregory M. Kline,publisher of the blog "The Conservative Refuge" which Kline describes as "A safe place for conservative Republicans in Anne Arundel County Maryland to share views, get inside information and plot our way out of the wilderness." A safe place indeed. Seems as if McConkey may be needing a refuge. Visit his blog and draw your own conclusions from his self-serving "About Me" profile. I hate to give him this free publicity, but here goes
kline for delegate
conservative refuge/

When Kline unsuccessfully ran for delegate in 2006, this is what he said about McConkey:
"I want to congratulate my running mate Delegate Tony McConkey for being the top vote getter in the race. Despite the nasty attacks on him by cowards who hid in the shadows, the voters on Tuesday recognized what I have known for years, Tony is a principled conservative leader and we are privileged to have him as our Delegate. I was proud to team up with him during this campaign and am honored to call him my friend."

No doubt they honor each other. But I like the part about "cowards who hid in shadows".... indeed! BOOH!

This is what Wikipedia has to say about Kline:

Kline is the former President of the Young Republicans of Anne Arundel County and currently serves as counsel to the Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee (CP notes: apparently not any more...). Kline received his Juris Doctor degree in 1996 from Capital University [1], a fourth-tier U.S. law schools according to U.S. News & World Report [2]. Kline received his undergraduate degree in political science in 1993 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

I like that--a "fourth tier" law school.....Makes me shed a tear for him....

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By the way, McConkey was at the Republican National Convention and did not attend the hearing. I am sure he was in good company.

See The Capital's story at McConkey

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