Monday, January 19, 2009

Quid Pro Quo in Benton County?

Former State Senator Dave Bisbee is now the County Judge for Benton County. To win, he had to get past a run-off with former JP Bill Adams. I have a friend who was a staunch Bill Adams supporter. Right after election night they called to get my input. I said that Adams should call the other three candidates in the race who did not make the runoff and reach out to them.

Two days later, I learned that all three endorsed Bisbee. My friend called me and said that Bisbee all promised them something, and mentioned jobs in particular. At the time, I did not put much stock in the report because I did not see how they could know such a thing, and if they did I thought that it would be so brazen that Bisbee would never do it.

Well, events have since supported my source's story. Bisbee has chosen David Glass, one of the defeated candidates who endorsed him, to a plum position with the county. The main thrust of the story was reported in the paper, but I wanted to add some background here. The paper reported that the lady who would be working directly under Glass tendered her resignation in protest of the appointment.

It looked very impressive when all three defeated primary opponents endorsed Bisbee, it may have been the difference in that election. The rumours that this was nothing more than Quid Pro Quo look more credible by the hour.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, Mark. There is no corruption in the Republican Party. Just goodness and sweetness and fairness...

6:45 PM, January 19, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Of course you are right. I feel ashamed for even thinking it.

6:49 PM, January 19, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

but I don't hold the party responsible for this. this is candidate doings, not party doings.

6:50 PM, January 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the parties weren't corrupt, they would police themselves. They wouldn't tolerate corrupt party members. There won't even be so much as a serious investigation into this by the RPA.

7:56 PM, January 19, 2009  
Anonymous Chuck said...

Sarah Palin rooted out corruption in her own party in AK. Why can't that happen here? Corruption is rampant enough in this one-party State (Marlin Hawkins, Mutt Jones, Steve Clark, Bill McCuen, Jim Guy Tucker, Ben McGee, Lloyd George, Mike Todd, Nick Wilson et al) . . . it's not something the minority party should be imitating.

8:30 PM, January 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sarah Palin rooted out corruption in her own party in AK."

lol! Then she shot bigfoot!

11:33 AM, January 20, 2009  
Anonymous Chuck said...

lol? There you go again, blogging again without permission from your parents. Yes, she shot the elusive yeti, but it returned later only to be rescued by PETA workers, which it promptly ate.

9:25 PM, January 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol! Then she shot bigfoot!

That's pretty funny.

10:33 PM, January 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark,

Can we hear some more about this lady who resigned? We need more people like that and far fewer crooked public trough feeders like Bisbee.

11:15 AM, January 21, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I have just been too snowed under to look into it- though Bisbee may have talked her into staying on.

2:59 PM, January 26, 2009  

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