has a report and initial reponse from the Rudy camp. (H/T The Page) It appears the Rudy camp will argue that the issue is not the expenses themselves since the Mayor got 24/7 police protection but how the charges wound up in this agency’s account. Well, the legal issue may be that, but the reason for the trips will not go unnoticed so this will not be a dreary tale of accountants I imagine. Little gnomes remind us that there has also been an ongoing issue of Romney’s
out of state travel for campaign purposes which cost the Massachusetts taxpayers over $100,000. Well, I think they’ll be some explaining, if not tonight, then very soon. UPDATE: More here
with Tony Carbonetti explaining they will investigate and arguing that if the expenses were intended to be “hidden” they would have just been dropped into a NYPD security account.