I got texts about last night’s BOCS meeting. No, I didnt see it. I got up at the crack of dawn and watched it and I was disgusted–totally disgusted. Was I disgusted at Corey? Oh hell no. I sent him a congratulatory text. NO, I didnt think he was vulgar. I thought he was forceful and at the end of his rope with the whining and interrupting.
What did not fall on deaf ears was the fact that Pete Candland admitted that he was bullying (my words, not his) Supervisors Jenkins and Principi because he felt like he was being bullied with FOIA requests by the Democratic school board chairman and the chairman of the Democratic party. Well, that makes perfect sense in the world of two wrongs make a right. Except two wrongs don’t make a right. Two wrongs are still wrong, by people with standards of decency.
What the hell did Jenkins or Principi do to Candland? Nothing. They are Democrats. That’s their sin. Candland and crew have squandered thousands of county man-hours on meting out his revenge. According to Mrs. Caddigan, Mac Haddow was signing off on these FOIA requests. Was that to keep Candland’s hands squeaky clean?
What Candland is overlooking or refusing to admit is that it is his close affiliation with the attack blog, The Sheriff of Nottingham blog that has brought all this about. Throw in his mentor, Mac Haddow, who is seen by many Prince William residents as a bully and as having far too much influence in the Gainesville District. It appears that he is calling the shots, through Candland.
Pete tried to bleat out that Mrs. Haddow was attacked. By whom? I have heard no one attack Mrs. Haddow. I saw that her salary was discussed. That was not an attack on her personally. I feel certain that Mrs. Haddow wasn’t given the luxury of setting her own salary. Besides, I hardly think she was getting wealthy from working in Candland’s office. (nor is her son-in-law who took her place)
Perhaps the problem here is that the Gainesville Magisterial District office is simply too close to a family that is wielding too much power through Pete. That is what needs to stop.
Pete, spin it any way you want. The real issue is the attacks on others emanating from that blog, the former blog that was run by Haddow and the disruption in other areas (committees, etc). Both my blog and its former co-partner, Elena were attacked by the Gainesville Truth Squad. What kind of impression do you think we have? That is just a blip on the radar of those who have been attacked. Many others have also suffered with the half-truths and the vitriol. When do you think people are going to get mad and fight back?
When Pete was running for office the first time, I put up a cartoon with Corey as puppet master, dangling a Petey puppet. I was wrong. Corey wasn’t the puppet master. Today, if I ran that same cartoon, I would commission my cartoonist to draw a different puppet master. 3 guesses who it might be.
Pete, knock it off. Chose less contentious people to mentor you and stop picking at and bullying your colleagues. You embarrass the Gainesville District. Call off your attack dog.
This piece on Moon-howlings is simply my opinion based on personal experience and what I have just viewed. I have no “birdies” or other gossips chirping in my ear.
If anyone calls me from Candland’s office, don’t. It’s happened before and I don’t want it to happen again.
The link is working sporadically. If you need to go to the county website, the “show” begins at 3:17 into the meeting and ends around 4:02