The Denver Post dutifully reports U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's complaints today that he has been the subject of a partisan "jihad"
by the watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch. Unfortunately, political watchers expect the red herring rhetoric has only just begun in the wake of Coffman's March 6 hearing on charges of misconduct
before the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission.
What Coffman can't deflect are the facts contained in the Colorado State Auditor's blistering Dec. 2007 report
outlining serious mismanagement during his brief two-year tenure as secretary of state that formed the basis of the formal ethics complaint.