Hood continues to create smokescreen, avoids the issues

Paradise said he found it ironic that such criticisms are “coming from a guy who spends thousands on a trip to Disney World. It’s unfortunate it’s gotten to this point. We wanted to talk about big issues, and Jim Hood didn’t want to.”

Documents show taxpayers paid $2,647 for Hood’s six-day Evidence for Prosecutors Conference held at Disney World. The money included meals, lodging and transportation.

The use and alleged misuse of taxpayers’ dollars has been a common complaint by both candidates.

During the 33 months Simpson served as public safety commissioner he spent more than $99,000 in travel expenses, said Hood, who said he spent $45,951 during that same time. As a leader in NAAG, he said he is required to attend meetings across the country.

AP
10/25/11