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Monday, June 25, 2012

Still Waiting for That "Truth Needle" on Reagan Dunn Lying About His Resume

Posted by on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

The Seattle Times truth needled the recent attorney general's debate again, only instead of investigating Reagan Dunn's claim to be have had a complex civil law practice over two years when he wasn't even lawyer, they instead chose to focus on a Bob Ferguson's debate claim that Dunn was arrested for a serious crime while a law student... a claim Ferguson has already publicly corrected:

In a follow-up interview, Ferguson said he "clearly misspoke" in saying Dunn was a law student in 1989. "We knew all along what age he was. We practiced that moment many times. I just spoke incorrectly on that," Ferguson said.

So Dunn was in high school, not law school when he was charged with reckless driving, and you can make up your mind for yourself whether that is "serious" or not. (Just like you can make up your mind whether Dunn's 2002 reckless driving charge in Virginia is serious. "There is no question about it. I have a lead foot," Dunn told KUOW about his many speeding tickets.) Either way, Ferguson admitted his debate error.

Dunn, however, has not. Twice during the debate Dunn lied about his legal resume, exaggerating his civil law experience by claiming to have practiced law when he wasn't a lawyer. Yet nobody else in the media seems to care.


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Dominic Holden 1
Jesus, that poor equestrian corpse.
Posted by Dominic Holden on June 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM · Report this
CC-Rob 2
Posted by CC-Rob on June 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this
@1, hey, the only thing worse than beating a dead horse is betting on one. Speaking of which, it's been too long since the last Darcy Burner post.
Posted by gloomy gus on June 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM · Report this
Despite his chronic bitching about The Seattle Times, a story isn't validated or have credence until it's published in The Seattle Times.
Posted by The Stranger isn't a real newspaper. on June 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM · Report this
why do you keep misquoting dunn? didn't say he had a civil law practice, shit dude, even an admitted lawyer associate doesn't have the law firm practice, unless he or she's a partner, he said he was in one. and as a law student or postgraduate lawyer not yet admitted to the bar...he was. or at least the usages and definitions are all subject to debate, not clear cut, so no, it's not the huge lie you claim. (btw: repeating the claim/doesn't bolster it).
why not do some reporting and tell us instead what was fergusaon's biggest most copmlex civil case, and reagan dunn's?

Posted by both unqualified. on June 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM · Report this
This just seems desperate from Ferguson. I was undecided on this race, but am now leaning toward Dunn. Without the choice and gay marriage issues on the table, I'd bet a lot of people are wrestling with this one. I was also impressed that Bill Finkbeiner was at Pride this weekend: He's definitely got my vote.
Posted by PoliGeek on June 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM · Report this
Kinison 7
Didnt Mayor McGinn hire Chris Bushnell, who had to resign from his position, for lying on his resume (he did not have a doctoral degree). Apparently, McGinn reluctantly accepted his resignation. He didnt care that he was previously convicted of bank fraud in 1994.…
Posted by Kinison on June 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM · Report this
Hey everyone just so you know Goldy broke this story. Or at least he was the first to give this, the story of our times, the dramatic weight it needs. It's about time we all gave him the recognition he deserves. It's important that we associate Goldy with this whenever possible. When you think padded resume; think Goldy.

I await the next update of ResumeGate with baited breath. As should we all.
Posted by tkc on June 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM · Report this
PoliGeek, wow where to start. You are choosing to vote for someone who can be summed up rather completely by, "a bad actor who happened to be born out of a famous GOP congresswoman and was lucky enough to just be placed onto an elected council" over someone based on debatably incorrect statement?

The times had an issue with what Ferguson said because Dunn never had to report to a probation officer. Basically the only thing one could take issue with is whether or not it was a 'serious' crime. Frankly, the article should of been titled

"Ferguson slightly exaggerates a punitive crime by using a more powerful adjective then the injustice itself commanded."

This whereas Reagan Dunn's only real positive qualities were totally buffed up, if not outright changed from reality to suit his answers.

I just mean... I think it is silly to advertise you are going to vote for a candidate for an incredibly asinine reason.

On top of that, the only thing going for Dunn is that he can ride the coat tails of Rob McKenna except for one major thing. Ferguson's civil experience is much more comparable to McKennas and Gregoire, the last two Attorneys General.

As soon as I saw the times article I thought the same thing as Goldy.
Posted by michael bell on June 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM · Report this
Anyone who has up until quite recently been "undecided" on any race -- especially Ferguson/Dunn -- is both too stupid and ignorant to vote. Please just ignore the election. Thank you.
Posted by sarah70 on June 25, 2012 at 4:46 PM · Report this
Saw the Times truth needle and read the whole thing. Afterwards I said "the fuck?"
A smear job on Ferguson where they buried the fact that he knew he was wrong after th jump, when Dunn is full of it?
Your bias is the elephant in the room Seattle Times!

Also made me think of the head editorialist saying they were just asking questions about the arena deal... "have you stopped beating your wife?" is just a question! Why so serious?
Posted by Hanoumatoi on June 26, 2012 at 1:11 AM · Report this
Occupy Seattle 12
Poligeek, me thinks you are either an idiot or a troll. Anyone who would actually lean toward Dunn over Ferguson has his head up his ass. Thank the fucking GOD the rest of the voters disagree with you.
Posted by Occupy Seattle on September 16, 2012 at 7:10 PM · Report this
Occupy Seattle 13
Poligeek, me thinks you are either an idiot or a troll. Anyone who is leading towards Dunn over Ferguson has his head stuck up his ass. Thank God the rest of the state disagrees with you. Just come out of the closet, man. You are a Republican.
Posted by Occupy Seattle on September 16, 2012 at 7:24 PM · Report this

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