Mellinger: Could you look me in the eye as a Christian and say you honestly had no idea who funded that Zogby poll last spring before the primary?
Kelty: I knew Fred Rost was involved to some degree but I didn't know to what degree and I didn't know with whom. So yes I can, depending on exactly what you're asking me. I mean are you saying do I know everyone that was involved? And the answer of course is no. Are you saying did I know anybody who was involved? I would say yes I had every reason to believe Fred Rost was involved.
But wait Matt, in a previous interview with Fort Wayne Observed you said the people you knew that were involved with commissioning the poll were NOT directly involved in campaigns:
Well, I will tell you this -- and I don't even know who all is involved in the group that did this, but the few guys that I do know don't have any direct involvement in campaigns.
I don't know what everyone else thinks but I would say that lending someone $150,000 would classify you as directly involved with the campaign. And beyond that Fred Rost, according to grand jury testimony, was the Kelty campaign chairman! How can you say that your own campaign chairman is not directly involved in campaigns?!? This was a blatant lie.