Seriously, I can't believe I ever voted for this Guy:
The meat of the matter, the timing has nothing to do with politics. MinnPost:
Final thought: It’s possible McKim could be a Republican, and yet blame politics for the timing? After all, McKim may well have greater leverage in (now-undone) settlement talks in a campaign’s final days.. . . and there is much more than the Coleman's are telling us:PiPress:
However, according to Frommer, McKim’s lawyer says “the timing was dictated instead by Kazeminy, who asked McKim over the summer to leave the company for 90 days — a period that was to end Friday.”
in March 2007, Kazeminy called Thomas and, “in that conversation, Kazeminy told Mr. Thomas that ‘U.S. Senators don’t make [expletive deleted.]‘ and that he was going to find a way to get money to U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota and wanted DMT in the process.” According to the suit, Thomas asked McKim whether they should follow Kazeminy’s orders and McKim told him it was not appropriate and repeated that to Kazeminy.
“In this same conversation, Kazeminy told Mr. McKim that he [Kazeminy] would make sure there was paperwork to make it appear as though the payments were made in connection with legitimate transactions, explaining that Sen. Coleman’s wife, Laurie, worked for the Hays Companies (”Hays”) an insurance broker in Minneapolis, and that the payments could be made to Hays for insurance,” according to the suit. “When Mr. McKim made further objections, Kazeminy repeatedly threatened to fire Mr. McKim, telling him ‘this is my company’ and that he and Mr. Thomas had better follow his orders in paying Hays.”