A sadder display

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:13 AM.

Most astounding about that Oct. 25 meeting is that the taped conversation occurred four months earlier, nearly to the day, of that BOCC meeting.

That recorded conversation was the climax to a rapid series of conversations and affidavits – so rapid that Williams bent time, documenting for investigators by affidavit a phone conversation with Graney that sparked the brouhaha and signed it on the same day the call took place and four days before the investigation was launched.

Try investigating that timeline.

More saddening still is that the investigation had already been closed with no charges.

State Attorney Glenn Hess did so on Oct. 16, nine days prior to the Oct. 25 meeting, without disseminating any information to the public about the investigation.

Therefore, none of this, none of these allegations or assertions or whatever adjective you wish to toss out about that Oct. 25 display, would have seen light if not for a 20-minute stretch of BOCC time devoted to axe-grinding.

That the second half of this display was a screed against a candidate for the BOCC, close to election day, during which Williams championed that candidate losing, forcing the BOCC to alter the canvassing board at the behest of the head judge of the 14th Judicial Circuit due to a clear conflict, makes the episode sadder still.

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