|Olgen Williams (Indianapolis Star Photo)|
Williams told Star political columnist Matt Tully the anointed Republican candidate, Chuck Brewer, was "too unknown to voters" and "too new to the city" to have a viable chance of beating presumptive Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett. Williams said Brewer can't win. Ummm, he's not supposed to win, Olgen. Isn't that the understanding?
Perhaps the Indianapolis news media is going to cover up for Brewer, but this blog will not. Advance Indiana has already established Brewer's first act of civic engagement was to engage in fraud and deceit by falsely claiming a residence in a Perry Township apartment for voting purposes for the sole purpose of running for the City-County Council in District 23 before his conversion on the road to Damascus convinced him the mayor's office was his destiny.
Brewer has at all times lived in a luxury condominium in the Athletic Club downtown, not in either of those apartments he stated was his residence on two voter registration forms he completed under penalties of perjury. Which address did his corrupt handlers over at the Marion County Republican Party headquarters tell him he should list on his statement of candidacy? He supposedly filed formal paperwork to run today, but the Marion County Board of Elections has yet to put it online. No, I won't let this issue go away. This man sought to deceive the public in his first foray into politics, and that tells us all we to know. Did Brewer back out of his previously-scheduled interview with Amos Brown this week because he didn't want to answer any tough questions?
Brewer cannot be trusted anymore than the lying turncoat in the mayor's office now, who belongs in a federal prison for all of the honest services fraud he's committed while in office over the past 7 years. It's funny how an Illinois governor can be prosecuted and sent to prison for over 14 years for talking about crimes he would like to commit but didn't actually carry out, while our federal prosecutors can't bring charges against officials who blatantly trade government assets and contracts for campaign lucre in plain sight for all to see.
The powers that be have already decided we're going to get Hogsett for the next four years, who as U.S. Attorney could have prosecuted Ballard and many others. Ballard likely had two stark choices from which to choose: walk away and hand the keys to the city to Hogsett and have a nice retirement; or watch his career end in disgrace with a potential felony conviction hanging over his head. Ballard obviously took the easy way out. In the end, the voters will have no real choice for mayor this year because that's just the way things are done here. Voters just can't be trusted to make the right choices.
Your theory is Williams was rewarded rather than threatened. Are you sure about that?
You sum up the corruption so very well in the final paragraph. I was told four years ago by a very connected RINO local GOP intimate... "trust me, Ballard will not run for a third term". Knowing up close and personal how megalomaniacal (pathological, even) Greg is, I doubted... but this Doubting Thomas commenting here has seen the light. There is little pause for me now that Greg was "told" he shall not run again. I know that Ballard had every intention for a third term try and was chomping at the bit for it. They really had to lean on the old goat for his acquiescence.
The former mayoral COS was moved out of Greg's drowning mayoralty for protection as they will run that political pawn again as they want him in the mayor's seat in he future. No doubt in my mind they will use him for grander schemes than we've witnessed thus far. And the former COS will deliver handsomely (as he has all along) as long as they continue the money and the string of high paying jobs.
Greg is soon going to twist in the wind the way Dennis Fishburn did (although Fishburn was an honorable man unlike our ex-soldier mayor) the way every one the insider GOP uses, including the phony Chuck Brewer whose story brings no respect to his military background.
Thank you, thank you for the truth, Gary. Knowing how devious and dirty the local Democrats can be informs me the City is in for more corruption, deeper and harder, under Hogsett. The plans have been laid and Hogsett will carry them out.
Anyone who thinks the next mayor will be his own person is delusional beyond reason.
If he lost his job if he ran for mayor, that's more like a threat rather than a reward, although keeping a job that pays that well in this awful economy is a reward by any measure.
I will never vote for Joe Hogsett for no other reason than he let that scumbag Carl Brizzi walk after being presented with indisputable evidence he committed multiple felonies. The light colonel isn't getting my vote either. Will there be a viable independent candidate on the ballot?
sorry to see him drop out. We need an alternative in order to express our dislike for both the local Dem & GOP.
Anon 9:55 offers one of the very best reasons why no voter should ever cast a vote for Democrat Hogsett: Joe Hogsett intentionally let serial criminal Carl Brizzi go free . That this scumbag Brizzi walks the earth unaccountable for his criminal acts and lives his good life underpins my utter disgust for "the law"... there is no such thing. "The law" is tortured and abused by some attorneys to suit personal agendas, hide evil deeds, and grow their wealth and power at the expense of real justice.
This conservative white guy of European descent just heard a media player interview Amos Brown conducted on 2/3/2015 with Indy Candidate for Mayor Jocelyn Tandy Adande - and say what you will, the woman makes sense. She will run circles around Hogsett and has more experience participating in Indy political activism than any other candidate and she is actually from Indy. The current puppet that tool Kyle Walker puts forth cannot hold a candle to her.
I am strongly considering voting for Jocelyn. She is the only one with the cojones to call out the truth to the Democrat and Republican power brokers.
...and remember: Olgen Williams could never make comparable pay in the private sector. His skills and ability just aren't there.
Olgen is a sell out, pure and simple.
Don't forget Williams' son's job. He was probably equally as concerned about him.
Indianapolis candidate for Mayor Jocelyn Tandy Adande has me wondering where the hell was Eric Holder and his "justice" department when David Brooks, husband of 5th Congress rep Susan Brooks, was allowed to personally manipulate northern tier Marion County voting districts to "find" votes for Susan Brooks and effectively disenfranchise minority voters? And that Ryan Vaughn paid David Brooks $225,000 without the full knowledge of the City Council for the favor which resulted in the wreckage and wreaking of havoc on other Marion County voter districts should be an enormous concern. That Council Democrats muttered some complaints about that but never really did anything effective shows you that the local Democrats are in bed with the local Republicans.
Would only that David Brooks "negative" comments about African American Jocelyn Tandy Adande he made during "political meetings" be made fully public... well, I will leave it at that. Any Black Republicans at those meetings should be ashamed at laughing along at David Brooks' evil hate comments. And how long will it be that Clueless Kyle may soon be sending out another GOP photo-shopped hate postcard?
Susan Brooks jumped into the congressional race late in the game when the field was already crowded with decent Republican candidates. Check the timing. Her race started about the very same time husband David was cashing that $225,000 check from Ryan. From one day to the next, before any major fundraisers were held, there was a slick campaign unrolled with multiple professionally written PR pieces, mailers, etc to make her the front and center candidate. That $225,000 of tax payer money was either doled out piecemeal to friends and family to be recorded as their campaign contributions, or it was used in lieu of a salary to free up David so he could run Susan's campaign.
But Gary, I thought the Keynesian-Krugmanites thought the economy was great. I guess the proof it is not great because they are not willing to raise interest rates yet.
One of Wayne Township Trustee Andy Harris's first official acts was hiring the son of his ex-boss, Olgen Williams.
Trustee Harris invented a new position for Aaron Williams.
Williams was a complete bust, and screwed up everything he was supposed to be qualified and trained to do.
When Trustee Harris finally could take no more, and fired Williams, he reportedly urinated all over the office, then left.
This is typical politics in Marion County.
Democrat slating is tomorrow. I'm going but will turn in an empty ballot. No one is really worth my vote.
And re the control freak politicians that run Marion County, in the Economic Collapse blog of today, Snyder writes in part:
"So, why are there so few good jobs for Americans?
Well, for one thing, our control freak politicians have absolutely murdered job creation in the US.
Traditionally, small businesses have been the primary engine of job growth for the U.S. economy. But for each of the past six years, the number of new businesses being created has been lower than the number of businesses that have died."
I was only at one neighborhood association attended by Williams. WHAT an empty suit. That he could even be considered as a candidate shows just how low are representative form of government has fallen. What a waste.
Olgen Williams could never make comparable salary in the private sector. Ballard gave him a "make-work, do-nothing job" because of Williams' connections.
Williams lacks the skills, talent, and ability to make the salary Ballard gave him in any other job.
For someone who knows little about this man, a lot of people have so much to say about him. I know this and he is not what you say he is. You hold him to a higher standard. Why? He is human like all of us. If he wants to drop out of the race, it is his God-given right to do so. He prayed about, and God showed him that this wasn't for him. I suggest we get to know a person on a personal level before we so critically judge them.
C. Roger - you are absolutely accurate in your comments about Aaron Williams. He is very well spoken and polished, however he is HORRIBLE at business and completing any job he has been assigned to do. He lies and manipulates his way around every situation hes in. That is not the first job he has been fired from...and won't be the last I'm sure!!
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