Rather than choose one of the tainted GOP candidates for Morthland’s replacement on the county board, Democrat Board Chair Jim Bohnsack punted and went with a None Of The Above candidate, Sharon Sallows.
The RICO GOP brought this on themselves with their amateurish handling of this situation.
First Morthland decided to pull a “Lane Evans” in an attempt to name his own successor.
Then the other two candidates were publicly deemed “unqualifed” by RICO GOP Chair Susie Carpentier. If Carpentier and Morthland favored Chris Filbert and thought the other two were inappropriate, they should have spoken privately about their concerns with Bohnsack rather than make a BFD out of it.
Not adult. Not professional. Not smart.
So Bohnsack was put on the spot by the childish GOP tantrums and went with an unannounced unknown.
In a further childish pique, the three GOPers on the board voted AGAINST Sallows—very mature—and wise!
They claim they have nothing against Sallows but are peeved by the way Bohnsack handled this—as if he had any other choice.
They also claimed to be concerned that Sallows’ husband is a county employee—as if that is something rare and unusual in RICO. There is more inbreeding in RICO government than there ever was with the Russian czars!
Carpentier, who has her own issues with family in government, said she opposed Sallows because she was not sufficiently a GOP hack.
But Bohnsack’s stated reason for his choice was also telling:
“[Sallows is] an independent thinker”, which he deems to be an asset for the GOP, even though faithful Democrat locksteppers fill out the rest of the board.
Independence is NOT a virtue for a RICO Democrat.