A sad display

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM.

Sad that this was a quasi-representative of the Economic Development Council and given the folderol Williams tossed around about his displeasure with the direction of the consolidated Chamber/EDC model he helped create.

Sad that Williams would also use publicly-paid meeting time, with staff present and on the clock, to also express his views on the upcoming election in the district he chose not to represent for the next four years.

Not only is it unseemly for a sitting commissioner to publically wade into the fray, to do so in a taxpayer-paid function, taking meeting time to assert who voters should not vote for in the coming election, crosses the boundaries of good taste and good ethics by such a distance the line is blurred.

Not to mention that this is a proud Republican taking sides against the candidate that the county Republican Party is endorsing in the election.

What is the adage, when a man stands for anything, he stands for nothing.

But in reality, this was not a meeting, this was an ambush against citizens who have chosen to be active, and, yes, aggressive, during this campaign season.

There was nothing on the meeting agenda, no item, that would point to such a brazenly politically diatribe, by all involved, including the five commissioners who seemed to be amped for battle.

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