Even though he said he had no interest in becoming sheriff long-term, “Gerry Bustos was picked unexpectedly as the candidate for Rock Island County Sheriff by Democratic Party officials at a closed-door meeting…”
That “Democratic” Party thing just cracks me up! Behind “closed doors” a mere 79 precinct committeemen were The Deciders as to who would be sheriff until 2018. No mention was made as to whether the balloting was secret or open or a show of hands, but whatever it was the vote for Bustos was “overwhelming”. You can say a lot about this process, but you can’t call it “democratic”.
Since Bustos had already said he had “no interest” in being sheriff beyond December 1, 2014, but the 79 elected him overwhelmingly anyway, it seems obvious that Democrats expect their politicians to lie about everything, including their intentions—just as Mrs. Bustos has done. Do Democrats EVER tell the truth? About anything?
At the end of the article there was more whining by the RICO GOP: “Republicans questioned the timing of Mr. Boyd’s resignation.”
So what? The RICO GOP are co-conspirators with the RICO Dems in cutting the voters out of the process. Having shirked their duty to field a candidate, they have absolutely NO moral authority to criticize the “timing” or anything else the Dems have done. It was all legal and the RICO GOP enabled this result.