We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?
IS IT TRUE we are told that a group of current and past elected offices holders are talking about a sponsoring a political fundraiser for the newly announced Democratic candidate for the Vanderburgh County Commission seat in the near future? …we are hearing that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders may be spearheading this event?
IS IT TRUE we are told that any political candidate running countywide shouldn’t announce that they have the backing of the Area Chamber of Commerce? …we are told that the county folks still haven’t forgotten the role that the Area Chamber of Commerce played in the unification effort between the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County?
IS IT TRUE that the Democratic party of Vanderburgh County has a new Sheriff in town? … Chairman Scott Danks recently said: “that he will aggressively go after every seat in the city and the county”? …Mr. Danks also said; “that the head of political snakes is local not in D.C”.? …could that be the reason why a group of alleged Democrats quickly and quietly left the meeting right after Mr. Danks remarks?
IS IT TRUE that Evansville, Indiana has always been accepting of a practice known as “political patronage” when it comes to jobs that are financed fully or partially by public dollars?…it has been so entrenched that a former Evansville Mayor whom we shall not name has been quoted as saying “I get all of the credit and they take all of the blame” to justify appointing his political supporters to jobs under his control?
IS IT TRUE that “political patronage” came about at about the same time that the Tammany Hall shakedown tactics in New York City were being used to drain the public coffers to enrich the politically connected?… the one thing that “political patronage“ staffing never seems to require is any expertise at all with respect to the job that one is being appointed to? …”political patronage” staffing is a dangerous artifact of the past and has no reason to exist in the present?…the need for competence as opposed to loyalty will someday drive ‘political patronage” staffing from local government, but until then shenanigans like putting campaign managers into well-paid positions that are out of their league will continue in River City?
IS IT TRUE that the “Indivisible Evansville” played a major role in the upset defeat of the longtime Pigeon Township Trustee Mary Hart?
IS IT TRUE we expect to see a request by the Mayor to develop Roberts Park in the 2019 city budget?…the Mayor also needs to forget about asking City Council to give him $1 million dollars to help EVSC to renovate Bosse Field in the 2019 City budget?
Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that recently announced Democratic Vanderburgh County Commission candidate Jeff Hatfield can beat Republican Mike Duckworth?
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