Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Will The Right Call For The Recall Of Its Idol, Sheriff Clarke?

I've been too busy today to listen, but did the righty radio talkers and Citizens for Responsible Government - - the folks who righteously ran Tom Ament out of office - - urge the recall of Sheriff David Clarke?

He and his predecessor, Lev Baldwin, failed to abide by court-ordered jail reforms, opening the door to millions of dollars in payouts to people whose rights were violated while being held in the jail that is managed by the Sheriff.

The story is here: Clarke was Sheriff and jail manager for most of the period cited in what could be a financially ruinous ruling.

Ruinous for the county taxpayers, already shelling out millions in the pension scandal that cost Ament and many supervisors their jobs - - but which was supposed to usher reform into county procedures.

So to the CRG and talk radio. If you haven't begun the process, for consistency's sake, bring it on.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Clarke, yes. But what about Scott Walker's responsibility for this massive and intentional contempt of court - more than 16,000 violations of a court order regarding jail conditions?

It is the COUNTY jail, and most of this travesty occurred on Walker's watch.

But will Walker - who, recall, got into office because of the financial mismanagement of others - be held responsible for this disaster?

Jay Bullock said...

The important thing is to foment division between Clarke and Walker.

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

geoff said...

Jim:

Your are confusing facts and real world consequences with political ideology. Nothing will happen and the taxpayers will get socked again.

James Rowen said...

I am confusing things? I don't think so. I am pointing out contradictions.