“The past several years have been increasingly difficult for me. I was diagnosed with several physical conditions which have made it increasingly more difficult to work a full day, or even part of a day without pain and more recently without behavior I did not always understand,” GiaQuinta said, reading from Kennedy’s statement.
“My condition has worsened within the past year. There is no shame in acknowledging that. My neurologist has advised me that I am beginning a new phase in my life’s journey, which should not include an attempt to serve out my term as your city clerk.”
“I hope that I will be remembered as a loyal and conscientious public servant,” GiaQuinta read. “I will miss the many friends that I have met and the citizens I have served.”With the statement read, Republicans and Democrats joined hands in singing nothing but praise for Kennedy's 32 years of service. Colin Keeney, the whistle blower who secretly-recorded Kennedy engaged in brazen illegal campaign activities within her office before resigning his job in protest was just a disgruntled worker beating up on an elderly women whose mind had become frail, and Allen Co. GOP Chairman Steve Shine is just a political opportunist trying to take advantage of her impaired condition for political gain. Never mind that on those undercover videos which Keeney recorded Kennedy appeared quite lucid as she cranked out campaign orders and made threats to fire employees who refused to participate in Davis' campaign and everyone around her, including her chief deputy, complied with her requests and suggestions for coercing employees of the office to engage in political activities whether they wanted to or not. What's their excuse? According to Keeney, Kennedy's "abhorrent" behavior didn't just flare up recently; it's been going on for a long time. One thing is for sure, Kennedy won't be getting the Charlie White treatment. The Uncle Leo defense works for Kennedy.