Friday, November 21, 2008 By Aaron Brown
... though the claims of sexual harassment were substantiated, the commissioners involved escaped reprimand by their fellow board members.
Meanwhile, the two women who were sufficiently courageous to bring forth the claims no longer are employees of the county.
[County watchdog group] We Are Watching this week called on all county residents to demand a legal settlement for the women. While sad and disappointing that commissioners would need to be publicly pressured into doing the right thing, it’s certainly not surprising. Not for this group.
Good candidates are needed to run against Forsman, Fink, Raukar and Nelson. This week, the commissioners received failing grades. In less than two years, voters can make sure they’re expelled.
Why, it's as though the people who wrote this editorial are entirely different people than the ones who wrote the editorial endorsing John McCain and Norm Coleman just a few short weeks ago. Change. It's contagious! Some of these commissioners have survived tough elections in the past, but this isn't the sort of thing that incumbents like to see two years ahead of a re-election campaign. Those 2010 county board endorsement interviews ought to be a blast!