Jessica Hais, daughter of Sam Hais, who was appointed to the Missouri Gaming Commission last month by Governor Matt Blunt, says the author of this blog is a moron.
Miss Hais took exception to the June 9 Turner Report which detailed how much money Hais and his family, including his wife and daughters Jessica and Jamie, contributed to Missourians for Matt Blunt, the governor's campaign committee.
In a response posted Monday, Miss Hais said:
"Wow. Who would have ever though Sam Hais would be the next Tom Delay? By the way, masterful neglection of the fact that both daughters are, in fact, financially autonomous and solvent. Moron."
While I am happy to know the Hais girls are autonomous and solvent, I find nothing in my original post that indicates they are subservient and destitute.
What I noted was the amount of money that poured into Blunt's campaign from those connected to Hais, including his family and members of his law firm. "Ethics Commission disclosure forms," I wrote, "indicate that between Hais, his family, and his law firm, Hais, Hais & Kallen, the governor received at least $16,575 between 2003 and 2005.
Had he not contributed that amount, would he still have been considered for the post? While I feel bad about offending Miss Hais, and appreciate her comment, that question remains unanswered.