In the Orange County Register this morning, Frank Mickadeit writes in his column that at BilodeauÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s swearing-in ceremony to the Orange City Council there was only one man that stood up to express concern regarding the criminal investigation of Denis Bilodeau.
Mickadeit writes as if Bilodeau is vindicated because of the no-show on behalf of critics:
Given all of the invective hurled at incoming Orange Councilman Denis Bilodeau this week, I figured I should show up to his swearing in Tuesday night. His trashing on a Web site and in a newspaper ad would bring out the righteous to take him to task in public for allegedly stealing a campaign sign. (And letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s be clear: The sign he supposedly Ã¢â‚¬Å“stoleÃ¢â‚¬Â wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t promoting an opponent; it was a sign deriding Bilodeau.)
First off, we can cut out the Ã¢â‚¬Å“supposedly stoleÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“allegedly stealingÃ¢â‚¬Â crap. He did it. In fact, here is video of him doing it:[ev type="youtube" data="CwU5LnsOQqs"][/ev]
Contrary to the tone that Mickadeit took with this story, the fact that BilodeauÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s critics didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t show up at his swearing-in ceremony doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t prove his innocenceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦it only proves that his critics are classy folks that are willing to let the District Attorney handle this one.
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re interested in reading the police report (wherein the new Orange City Councilman clearly lies to police officers, click here).[Frank MickadeitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s column]