Friday, June 13, 2014

I can no longer defend the indefensible

What the hell, Commissioner Brooks?   It's one thing to alienate potential supporters when trying to make an otherwise valid point about the awarding of county contracts, but THIS?  Really?

As I have noted before, you are due great praise for your efforts to force necessary change upon Shelby County Juvenile Court, which resulted in the intercession by the US Department of Justice.  I understand that you wish to continue this change with your election to the Juvenile Court Clerk position.

How, then, are we supposed to approach potential undecided voters when you, well, keep acting a fool in public?  Threatening someone over a PARKING SPOT??  Really? It's going to be hard enough to get Democrats to vote for you when this kind of thing happens, much less independents or Republicans.  This incident pretty much ends your chances of winning, and we NEEDED you to win.

This, frankly, hurts the whole ticket, but I doubt you thought of that.  Commissioner Brooks, you have been a dedicated public servant during your years in the General Assembly and on the County Commission, but events like this are going to prevent you from serving in the future.  Sure, there will be some folks voting for you simply because there's a D next to your name, but not enough of them to win this race.

This is the sort of thing that makes the Democrats in Shelby County look like laughingstocks, and it just can't be tolerated any more.  I really don't know what else to say here.

1 comment:

Mad Tom said...

Must be the Season of the Witch.