You still have strong personal feelings for Mr. Ryan?
It's not going to feel like quite the same glory days, but that's because it's been such an incredible pace, ... We're still going to experience a fairly strong economy.
there are tangible consequences to corruption.
That's been our position all along, ... That's why we have dedicated the resources we have to this investigation since 1998.
The Supreme Court made an important pronouncement against political corruption. It provided a useful tool, the disgorgement remedy, for use in civil litigation as a deterrent to the payment of bribes to secure government business.
I think you have more people on the board now who take things personally.
The law firm . . . was the staging ground of this stunt.
Scott Fawell was Frankenstein for George Ryan. George Ryan created him, George Ryan let him function.
If fully a quarter of your people don't show up, you are going to have to do some serious juggling to make sure the essential services continue. We've been trying to figure out where we can get people to plug into these holes.
Unless and until the state, city and county learn there are victims of corruption ... (and) unless and until people who vote understand that there are important consequences in their public officials' acts of dishonesty, this system will not change.