Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lackawanna County Commissioners

I usually don't cover the goings on of our neighbors to the north but I received a few emails about the selection of former Penn State kicker Chris Clauss as commissioner Mike Washo's running mate. This one sums it up:

Chris Birk had the wool pulled over his eyes by Mike Washo and Harry McGrath. Chris Clauss is as dirty as they come -- a former Alberigi/Corcoran crony, appointed to the COLTS board by Castellani and Corcoran in 2000, he has a track record of being both disingenious and unconcerned with laws and ethics.

In a brash embrace of hypocrisy, Clauss had the nerve to utter "My honesty, coupled with Mike's experience, we can pull this together and do the right thing for the county.

"Baloney." A political newcomer" and "clean political slate" shall go down in newspaper history with headlines such as the infamous "Dewey Defeats Truman" snafu.

Chris Clauss accepted over $40,000 in illegal health insurance benefits as a member of the COLTS authority.

In fact, as the stories below will show, was the ONLY member to NOT give up the benefits in a timely manner! And, he's an INSURANCE agent! Hahahaha. Boy, the days move by but things just never seem to change! Here's the evidence

COLTS official still receiving free insurance
http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=11957015&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=590572&rfi=8

COLTS Board Rides Taxpayers
http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=11357362&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=590572&rfi=8

COLTS board drops health perk, but most keep free life insurance

http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=12152856&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=590572&rfi=8

COLTS Directors Drop County Fight

http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=12136022&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=416046&rfi=6

Don't Look Toward State Law for Simple Answers

http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=11417036&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=590572&rfi=8

COLTS Board Still Mired in Animosity

http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=12814272&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=590572&rfi=8

COLTS elects Chris Clauss as new leader

http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=13107810&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=590572&rfi=8

1 comment:

t.g. said...

Well, they aren't too far north. Goes to show that the morally bankrupt politicians are alive and unfortunately well in every corner of this state.
Good piece/links - I missed that story.
peace - t.g.