"Were electrical inspections done by phone on our new school buildings? This isn't safe. An honest man objects then gets fired. Was Plusquellic involved?"
Well, Warner, was Plusquellic involved or wasn't he? Was he the person on the phone doing the inspections? You really don't tell us. It's an old rhetorical trick: raise the question without answering it.
The point here is that simply by asking a question before his jury, this lawyer served his case by creating doubt about the person on trial. And who fired the guy in your e-mail? The mayor? From what I understand, it was his employer, J.W. Didado Electric. All of this happened a couple of years ago, and even though the complaint against the building inspector was sent to the state, no action was taken on it by the Ohio Board of Building Standards. A board spokesman said, "There was nothing of substance to warrant any action."
Warner, why are trying to assert your "leadership" while treating the rest of us as dummies? Will there be more of this nonsense as the campaign barges on? I'm afraid so. And when it does, I'm sure it will be challenged. Good Lord. What a way to waste the summer months!
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MAYBE MY BRAIN is a bit soggy from all of the rain hereabouts, but I don't follow the logic of hiring a thoroughbred Republican lobbyist for $142,000 as an associate vice president of "strategy and finance" at the budget-challenged University of Akron. The recipient of the newly-created position is Scott Borgemenke, and, says the Beacon Journal, his job will be to develop "innovative solutions to challenges." In other words, a lobbyist. And one who was the designated hitter as the top strategist for the Ohio Republican Party.
The irony in this should be clear enough. Borgemenke, a former race track executive, is a first team figure in a political party that, as we all should know by now, has been damning the stimulus and government spending - big socialist dollars. And I presume such dollars are what the university is looking for from the new guy on the campus. Or in Columbus. And maybe even from the hated Democrats.