This blog post on March 31, 2014 which was about 17 days BEFORE early voting began is today a real probability according to this Georgiana Vines authored story. If you ain’t the paying wall type. Basically Phil “the documents speak for themselves” Ballard who has been rumored to be represented by Attorney Don Bosch has left Craig Leuthold’s position open in the Assessors Office from back in Summer of 2013, when the ” black Wednesday pals” cut a deal because the 2010 Elected Trustee said sorry Craig, you ain’t needed.
You ask what and how is Ballard and Leuthold the “Black Wednesday pals”? Glad you asked. On January 31, 2007, Leuthold cut a deal to put his daddy on the county payroll as the other district 5 commissioner. In addition, his boss the appointed Trustee (who did not seek election in 2010) got a promotion and 40% pay raise. While Ballard put his bestie pal aka the former fire truck driver in the commission district of himself and his bestie. For those of you in Korryton bestie, means favoritest friend.
Vines reports that Leuthold says he is qualified for the Property Assessor. Isn’t that what he said about Trustee? The voters had a different idea about the qualities in the next Trustee.
Two Black Wednesday Commissioners protecting and keeping each other on the county tit. Now, how about what the Knox County Republican Chair said in the G. Vines story?
“I’d like to think we’re past that. I think (Ed and Craig) both ran great races. Ed has run a countywide before and might have a little better idea of how to do it. It could have gone either way, ” she said.
Was the Chair asleep when Waggoner and Hammett kept talking and promoting Black Wednesday on Sheriff Jones like it was yesterday?
In addition, when Ballard is involved, there’s lot of smoke of crony hiring, like how the Republican Chairs own daughter is an employee of the Assessors Office who has time cards listed as having worked in the office and has not even scanned into the building in those days. How a time card was clearly forged by the Supervisor. Of course I have possession of said documents for when those guys that are employed by the 3 letter law enforcement agencies whenever they want to see it. You can access previous blog posts here on April 2, 2014 cause Ballard only wished his issues were an April Fools joke. Here on April 16, 2014 when Ballard said the ghost employee time sheets “speak for themselves”. Ballard has such a way with words. Then here when Ballard clearly took the financial obligation of the Trustees Office in comp time and used our tax dollars to award his bestie pal Leuthold with a financial wind fall.