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SHOCKED! SHOCKED! BRENT IS SHOCKED
Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 03/27/2009 - 09:43.
“I’m shocked! Shocked to find gambling going on in here,” wrote Brent Larkin this morning. Not literally but you get the idea.
Brent, always “ahead” of the game, has taken his winning, just as the sheepish Claude Rains did in movie Casablanca.
It only took 30 years to “get” Sheriff Gerry McFaul. No wonder President Bush couldn’t get Osama Bin Laden in eight.
Larkin’s column is priceless. The PD endorsed McFaul “all eight times” he ran, writes Larkin. “Bad things kept going undetected,” he brilliantly adds.
This despite signals way back when he was a Councilman that rules hardly made a difference to McFaul’s actions. Despite his “inexcusable behavior toward women.” His crudity toward women earned him a buffoon starring role in one of those early night national TV shows of idiots doing idiotic things. Helping, of course, Cleveland’s image but not raising questions apparently at the PD editorial desk. That was back in the 1980s but not a clue to the Plain Dealer editorial whizzes.
Is this the kind of stuff Larkin’s going to serve us as a visiting columnist once he leaves the PD? Susan, wake up.
McFaul kept his job much longer than most Cuyahoga County Sheriffs.
He was a troubled guy when he was in City Council in the 1970s. He was a troubled guy through most of his long term as the County’s top lawman.
You wonder how these guys get away with this stuff for so long.
Well, a lot of people look the other way, that’s how. Put at the top of the list the Plain Dealer.
However, hats off to Mark Puente. He was a bulldog on this story.
That’s the way you help clear away some of these embarrassments we call public officials.
Now, as to the hypocritical, arrogant and not too swift Tim Hagan, hopefully the PD gets to the true picture of this “public servant” and his willingness to play roulette with public money in the tons of millions of dollars. That’s been his real dirtbag role for the last 20 years.
Chris, you were right. But it hardly started with the Kennedys.