Monday, January 16, 2006

Stepping into the big pile of elephant dung today: Willard Helander

Ms. Willard Helander is the County Clerk of my idyllic suburban Chicago paradise known as Lake County. Now, truth be told, I don’t know much about the responsibilities of the Lake County Clerk. And I wouldn’t know Willard Helander if I bumped into her on the street. But recently it has been reported in our wonderful homespun weekly – The Pioneer Press – that Ms. Helander has been stopped three times recently for speeding in and around our lovely community.

In an interview with Randy Blaser, a columnist for the paper, Ms Helander defended her driving records with, among other things, the phrase “everybody does it”. You heard it right: the same excuse we hear from ethically challenged politicians at all levels of government. Tom DeLay would be proud.

By the way, Ms. Helander is running for re-election. Her opponent is Sharon Narrod, who hasn’t had a speeding ticket in 21 years!

Lake County, Illinois residents can cast their vote on March 21.

Way to step in it, Willard.

1 Comments:

Blogger The Bearded Lady said...

Remember what our mothers used to say? "If all your friends jumped off a bridge - would you do it?"

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