Here's what he has to say about the lingering liens with a sort-of mea culpa to his supporters:
"If the co-chairs of this campaign and its thousands of supporters feel that my roles as spokesperson and treasurer of Change Akron Now is detrimental to the recall effort, I am offering to stop filling those roles."
Whatever joy that invigorated "backdoor" Republicans at the beginning of the campaign to destroy Plusquellic is now dissipating. "We had Plusquellic where we wanted him," complains one Republican analyst, "with his close primary the last time and the defeat of his sewer issue. Now this guy Mendenhall will turn Plusquellic into a hero. There's an old saying that if you shoot at the king, you had better kill him."
Well, politics will be politics. And, alas, the IRS will be the IRS. And who knows what will be left of Mendenhall's dream when his opponents finish him. Does he have a Sancho Panza in reserve?
UPDATE: THE CHANGE AKRON NOW RECALL CAMPAIGN FAILED TO MEET THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF VALID SIGNATURES, 3179. OF THE 4,660 SIGNATURES FILED, ONLY 2,671 PASSED THE TEST. ANOTHER 313 MAY BE DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE OF OTHER ISSUES. WALTER MENDENHALL WILL NOW HAVE 20 MORE DAYS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.
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ANOTHER UPDATE: Whatever happened to the ethics charges against Atty. Jack Morrison? The court has delayed a pre-trial hearing until May 11. Morrison's lawyers have filed for a dismissal of the 7 ethics charges on which Morrison was indicted in December. Morrison,, an influential attorney who sits on the University of Akron's Board of Trustees and is the advisor to the Summit County Republican Party, was charged in connection with the purchase of a house by his son that then was sold to the University for a quick profit.