Thursday, August 12, 2010
Dumb Quote Of The Day
The candidates for Marion county sheriff and prosecutor appeared last night at a community forum to express their ideas about running the respective offices. GOP sheriff candidate Dennis Fisburn, according to the Star's Jon Murray, said "he'd trim the budget and rid the [sheriff's] department of cronyism and nepotism." Democratic sheriff candidate John Layton, who is second in command under Sheriff Frank Anderson responded to Fishburn's criticism of the sheriff's budget by saying, "You're not going to be protected on the cheap, folks. . . . There is no fat on the Marion County Sheriff's Department." For the record, the Marion County sheriff's office no longer has policing responsibilities. He's a glorified jailer and process server. And yes, Fishburn is correct. There is a lot of cronyism in the office, too many take home cars and out of control spending.