Monday, October 13, 2008

King James III Stifles Efforts to Properly Staff D.A.'s Office

It looks pretty bad when you hold up the fine work the Montgomery County District Attorney's office does. But then again, King James the Turd has been making an ass of himself mucking up the works since January 7th of this year.

District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman requested that she be able to fill a position recently left vacant by the resignation of one of her two discovery clerks.

King James (not so politely) told Mrs. Ferman to pound sand:
"We are at a critical point right now with our dollars," bloviated James-Rex III
The Turd also said the county:
"[...]will have to make an unanticipated $10 million contribution to the county pension plan as a result of Wall Streets' problems."
Matthews suggested that Ferman "[...]cross-train some of the other 40 clerks on her payroll to pitch in and perform the duties of a discovery clerk". Pretty easy for him to say, with the commissioner's office being a veritable "job services program" for unemployable friends of His Turdliness and Joe Hoeffel. Just ask the county solicitor. He just may be clueless enough to tell you the truth.

[For the record...Republican Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr. has made only one hire since being elected commissioner. His (and they all get one) personal secretary.]

Anyway, if for one minute you think that "El Rey Diego" knows how to save the county's dollars, just ask him what became of the $90 million+ dollar surplus that former Republican Commissioner Tom Ellis left the county with when he left office on January 7th...Then demand that one of *his* flunkies cross-train to help out in Ferman's office. Maybe then he'd be inclined to approve the hire (not a new hire, mind you, but a replacement hire) of a new clerk in the D.A.'s office.

Gratuitous photo of myself and District Attorney, Risa Vetri Ferman

Information for this post pulled from Margaret Gibbons' Recorder Article, "DA, county commissioners locked in staffing dispute"

And here is the rest of it.

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