Monday, September 21, 2009

Vernon Parker, Paradise Valley mayor and possible gubernatorial candidate, sues feds to clear his name

We're glad to see Vernon Parker has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for making false claims about him. If you've ever met Parker, you know he's a straight-shooter and above board. He is a former attorney for George W. Bush and has been pastor of his church. There are powerful forces at work that realize he has the potential to rise to higher office - even the Presidency - and those unscrupulous kinds of people will stop at nothing to prevent that from happening. Democrats are afraid that Republicans will nominate a charismatic, socially conservative African-American candidate for President.

Here are some excerpts from the Republic article -

Parker's lawyers allege in their claim that Parker was the victim of a politically charged 2008 investigation by the U.S. Small Business Association, which the lawyers assert manufactured false allegations against him.

The claim also asserts that the administration systematically engaged in a course of conduct to undermine Parker's career and standing in the community.

Parker, who heads his private consulting firm, VBP Group LLC, was accused of using his political influence to obtain an SBA contract, the claim states.

The SBA's Office of the Inspector General soon began an investigation into the contract. It later published a report on the agency's Web site that says Parker was a federal employee with the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the time of the contract application, and that federal employees are prohibited by law from competing for government contracts.

Parker also was accused of submitting falsified invoices in support of his contract performance.

"(They) accused my client of inaccurate financial statements and an untruthful application for certification. All of those allegations, save one, have been thrown out," attorney Paul Charlton said. The report remains on the Web site despite requests for its removal, the claim states.

Vernon will be speaking at Politics on the Rocks Sept. 23rd where he is expected to make an announcement about the governor's race.


  1. Vernon Parker is not a real conservative, he's a political opportunist.

    The fact that he used his race to get a special government grant "set aside" for his business is disgusting, and not the mark of someone who believes in conservative values. Even if what he did was perfectly illegal, I feel it's unethical.

    When are Republicans going to stop thinking that by nominating black candidates the Left is going to stop calling us racists, or that blacks are going to automatically start voting Republican?

    Conservatives need to promote quality candidates and start ignoring skin color, and Vernon Parker is not a quality candidate.

  2. Often we forget the little guy, the SMB, in our discussions of the comings and goings of the Internet marketing industry. Sure there are times like this when a report surfaces talking about their issues and concerns but, for the most part, we like to talk about big brands and how they do the Internet marketing thing well or not so well.

  3. Anyone who believes Vernon Parker is a conservative is kidding themselves. To suggest that the Bush administration lawyers went after Vernon for political reasons is absurd. He was one of them, but appears at a minimum to try to cash in on mega-taxpayer dollars for personal gain. I'm not saying it's illegal ... that's not been determined. But can you really call yourself a conservative when you're tapping into special interest grants (not loans) that ultimately end up lining your own business or your own pocket? We have enough of that in Washington already.


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