More food for thought

Ok, one more thing that is really frustrating is the idea that Greg Dunn controls what the other commissioners day, do and how they vote. Nothing could be further from the truth. If the fact that certain people agree on most issues and think similarly makes them a puppet, then we are all puppets in some regard. And, if you want to think of it that way, couldn't Maxwell, Horgan, and maybe Frady be thought of as puppets of the sheriff? I think so. This whole commission election reminds me of the mayoral election in PTC. Many people were dissatisfied w/Steve Brown and it was "time for a change". Maybe it was, but there are many similarities between the way that election was run and the commission election. In retrospect, I think Harold Logsdon was marketed to all of us by people behind the scenes who had a movtive for wanting him elected. The fact that people were unhappy w/Steve Brown just made it easier for them. They all must be having a good laugh now when they think of people, like me, who fell for it hook, line & sinker! I attended several events for Logsdon as well as the forums. I felt he was presented as a humble, reserved, businessman who wanted to get PTC back on track. Now that he is in office, I perceive him to be somewhat arrogant, set in his ways and not necessarily agreeable to compromise or working with others. He is still new and deserves a chance, but so far I feel like a fool and wish I had been more aware. My point in saying all of this is that I think Maxwell, Horgan and Chapman were all marketed by the sheriff and/or his dept., and nolt very discretly. They have plenty of motive for doing so. The current commission was starting to make things a little uncomfortable and there is no doubt (in the sheriff's mind) that it was time for Dunn & Wells to go. They needed people in office who would stop rocking the boat and let them carry on business "as usual". This they made abundantly clear in the obvious distain for the current commission and support for the others. Why doesn't anyone complain about the waste of county law enforement time & money being spent to produce an ad for Sam chapman? Did all of those uniformed officers happen to be standing around at the office and Sam popped in and asked if they would just take a second to take a picture with him? I doubt it. Besides that, I don't think it is very professional or ethical for a county department to get involved in that fashion. Of course they are entitled to their opinions as private citizens. I don't think the ad would have been as effective if they were all in street clothes. Another thing I found totally disgusting is the photo of Randall Johnson wearing a shirt stating "Dunn is done". Again, he is entitled to his opinion, but when you are a person of his standing the the community it is very inappropriate. My respect for him, as a person, dropped considerably when I saw that. To me, things like this should be considered outrageious to all of us. The last thing I will mention is how revolting I find it to hear things like - Dunn wants to run the county - he wants to be the sheriff, etc. Mr. Dunn does not want to "run" the county. He wants to do the job he was elected to do as a commissioner and part of that is to oversee the operation of the various departments of the county. If he wanted to be sheriff, he would seek election to that position. He obviously is not intimidated by the current sheriff and he certainly knows how to go about seeking election. Commissioner Dunn comes from a background which equipped him well to serve as a commissioner and leader of the community. He is confident in the work that he does and if that comes across as arrogant and power-hungry, so be it.
These new commissioners (Horgan/Maxwell) are so obviously hand-picked and marketed to all of us. I don't want to be fooled again (PTC). I voted for Greg Dunn and I will vote for Linda Wells in the run-off. I hope I am wrong, but if things to the way some say it will, I know I did my part to keep the effective leaders in place.
Sorry for being so long-winded. I am done, and I feel better.

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Submitted by uh oh on Sun, 07/30/2006 - 8:07pm.

If he (DUNN) wanted to be sheriff, he would seek election to that position.

Come on now Weasel- He cannot even keep his current elected position. I hear they may need some crossing guards down at Starr's Mill High School- Maybe you could put in a good word for him-

uh oh!

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Submitted by PTC Guy on Sun, 07/30/2006 - 7:15pm.

If you read, during the Mayor's election, you know I saw Logsdon as your after description.

A King in the Castle who decides before meetings and informs the peasnts of what they need to know.

How so many people got sucked into him being Mr. Nice Guy is beyond me.

Dunn was the leader of the Commissioner Faction of Three. Even if they did not agree on every point, in fact, they worked together, under his lead, for their perceived greater good.

You are just as deceived about Dunn, Wells and Pfiefer, now, as you were about Logsdon, then.

Your batting average is zero.

And why did you have to start another blog to ramble on where you left off before. You should have just posted it there, since it is the same ramblings.

Keeping it real and to the core of the issue, not the peripherals.

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