With the County Board of Supervisors rejecting a proposal today that would allow them to remove a public official from office for a variety of reason (oh, like say a federal corruption indictment), I got a tad excited when I saw a link to this on the Flash Report.
I clicked through only to be disappointed that Adam Probolsky had written the post and not Jon Fleischman, allowing Jon to skate another day (week or month) without comment. So I read Adam’s piece (cut and pasted below so tyou can review).Ã‚Â Not one word about Carona.Ã‚Â Not one.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal today to put a charter amendment before the voters that would, if passed, give the board the authority to place county-wide elected officials on administrative leave–effectively remove a district attorney or county clerk for example from office, if 4/5 of them so choose. (NOTE: don’t you mean “remove a sheriff?” You left that example out Adam)
It was a bad idea and I applaud the majority for their vote.
One of the most compelling speakers at the board meeting was Assemblyman Todd Spitzer–a former county supervisor and former deputy district attorney. Spitzer is known as a law and order Republican–someone who puts cop and prosecutor on a pedestal (more so than my libertarian sensibilities allow me to).
But Spitzer argued against the proposal because it is inappropriate for the supervisors to serve as judge, jury and executioner. DA Rackauckas also made similar and well put remarks recommending that the board reject the proposal.
How much longer can these guys pretend that there’s no looming cloud over their party by guys like Carona.Ã‚Â It’s sort of like the toddler who plus his ears and sings a nonsensical tune to avoid deaing with reality.Ã‚Â And its fun as hell to watch.