Listen, I may have poked fun at the Great Bobo Outburst of Twenty Aught Eleven, but I have a bone to pick (actually, two) with Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey.
For one, I take issue with the idea that a FBI raid on John Wiley Price’s offices and home is a “happy day for Dallas County.” No. No it is not. Anytime a public servant is investigated by the federal government, it is not a good or happy thing for his or her constituents. At best, it means a distraction from doing the business of the county. At worst, it means that he or she screwed over his or her constituents. I would posit that is the exact opposite of happy, because either way there is a long-reaching, long-living mess left to clean up.
And secondly, throwing Mike Cantrell under the bus when you’re a) not an FBI spokeswoman or b) a county spokesperson is just not classy. In fact, it can’t even aspire to be klassy. As it turns out, he was not raided. He’s not part of the investigation.
You can disagree with people and their politics. You can differ ideologically. But to display on a personal level the vitriol this commissioner’s court does to each other is a primary example of why the same commissioners are elected every election season – nobody else wants to sign up for this. You want a better class of coworkers? Try being a better class of commissioner.