Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Misconduct by official

Chautauqua County legislator, local attorney and former city parking ticket hearing officer in big trouble for driving while intox and leaving the scene. Hopefully the person injured isn't hurt too badly.

I'm sure the attorney conduct folks are already aware of this, but it'll be interesting to see what follows from the accident on the polito-legal front. (As an attempt to coin a phrase, that one wasn't too hot, I guess.) The Democrats have a very narrow majority and, while it's unlikely a GOP rep would be elected in the first election following a resignation, it's entirely possible (a la Watergate) that if the party is seen as cooperating in the cover up or writing it off, the balance could shift. Unfortunately, we have such a polarized political climate these days that quite often the party loyalty trumps good sense.

2 Comments:

Blogger CNL said...

You just made my day.
No, seriously, you did.
Thank you. :-D

11:20 AM  
Blogger TMT said...

Wow, a regular reader. That's a new experience.

3:28 PM  

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