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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

DISCUSSION: THE MOTHER HUBBARDS OF STARK COUNTY?

No, no - not because Peter Ferguson is a chiropractor. But because he claims as a candidate for county commissioner that the commissioners have money to spare and as commissioner he is going (can I say it?) dig it out.

Well, Stark County Democratic Party chair Johnnie A. Maier, Jr., and William Cline (Republican chair of the Board of Elections) want to find more bones if by bones you mean dollar bills. They say they are about 800,000 or so bones short of being able to run the November election properly.

The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) finds it more than a little bit ironic that Maier complains. For it is his political darling in Columbus, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner who has caused all the financial turmoil among Ohio’s county boards of election.

Returning to Ferguson. The Report wants him to step forward and identify to the sitting county commissioners where the money is he says is there to be found. The Report believes Ferguson’s primary election statements were flat-out wrong. What The Report is not sure of is whether the good doctor is ignorant on county finances or he knows these charges are untrue but is trying to demagogue the matter.

Now it would be extremely difficult for The Report to support Ferguson’s opponent John Hagan for obvious reasons, the main being how inept and “screw the people” he has been as a state legislator. But until and unless Ferguson steps up and fesses up that his accusation was phoney baloney or actually pinpoints to the commissioners where the money is; anything is possible.

The question remains: Can Stark County’s Mother Hubbards find 800,000 bones? Will the good doctor help in the hunt?

1 comment:

T. Secrest said...

Maybe the Board of Elections can ask to have the money back which bailed out our sheriff.