Bob Gosselin prides himself on saving Troy taxpayers money. So why is this Oakland County Commissioner with a police record begging the State of Michigan to sue Troy? Why is he begging the state to force us into an unnecessary, expensive special election to replace his beloved Janice Daniels? Because his politics are more important to him than your money. That's why Gosselin said to the Oakland Press:
“I’ve been talking to the attorney general’s office, and they’re meeting today on this issue,” said Gosselin after the meeting. “They’re trying to make sure their ducks are in a row. But they are going to come down on the city of Troy.”HE IS TALKING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, TRYING TO CONVINCE THEM TO SUE TROY!?
He said if the attorney general’s office doesn’t sue, citizens probably will, on the grounds that the city allegedly violated state law.
Gee, thanks Bob!
Why does Bob Gosselin want Michigan to sue ME AND YOU? Apparently he objects to the fact that our City Attorney Lori Bluhm followed all the necessary rules to decide that following a recall, we the people of the city of Troy would not need to pay $100,000 to have a special election to replace Daniels. Why should we? Who the heck cares?
So does Michael Ross -- the noted homophobe who worked with Janice Daniels trying to create a Marriage Policy in Troy in which people wouldn't be able to get married in Troy churches without forced indoctrination as to how they should conduct their private lives. This is what the "new" Troy group Concerned Troy Citizens (cough, same as the old, disgraced TCU, cough) proudly announced today on its new Facebook page (the old Support Janice Daniels Facebook page -- not kidding):
BREAKING: Citizen Complaint/Request for Michigan Attorney General to Investigate Troy City Council/City Attorney as they Ignore Elections Director Chris Thomas' Legal Advise RE: Replacement of Troy Mayor due to Recall Election Results.
Good Morning Mr. Hills,
This is an official request for assistance from the Attorney General concerning decision-making by the Troy City Council and City Clerk under advisement of the City Attorney that suggests alarming disrespect for the office of a state elections official and for citizens of Troy accompanied by substantive appearance of possible election fraud.
The attachment details concerning developments arising from the special Troy City Council meeting Wednesday November 21st . I have copied other Troy public officials in an appeal that they will take interest and offer assistance
Michael T. Ross, M.D.
Pct #15 Precinct Republican Delegate
|Glenn Clark and Ray Watts use the media |
to beg the state to sue Troy. Credit - Troy Patch
They are bragging about this!
So, noted friends of Janice Daniels -- Glenn Clark, Michael Ross and Bob Gosselin, supposed advocates of local rights, low taxes and fiscal responsibility -- are pulling out all the stops hoping the state sues US. Oh, and don't forget Ray Watts - Daniels' campaign manager for the recall campaign. He was also at the "press conference" called on Wednesday that followed the unnecessary "emergency" council meeting called by friends of Janice Dave Henderson and Wade Fleming. Yup. That is the quality of political hacks who are telling the media that Troy sucks and begging the state to hurt us and hurt us bad.
They must be so proud.
But I just want to be sure you all know that this is all, as the British would say -- bullocks. None of it is worth the paper their anti-Troy letters are written on.
Troy City Attorney Lori Bluhm researched Troy's Charter and worked with the Oakland County Clerk's office to conclude that Troy didn't have to have an expensive extra election to replace Janice Daniels. IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF TROY AND ITS TAXPAYERS TO NOT HAVE A SPECIAL ELECTION. IT WILL SAVE US MONEY!
The Secretary of State's office -- the same office that refused to investigate the 3 fake library proposals TCU put on the 2010 ballot (actually, Gosselin bragged to other Oakland County Commissioners that he initiated the fake proposals to kill the library-saving proposal) -- sent an opinion weeks AFTER our election and long after it was possible to put a February election in motion, to tell us we SHOULD have an election in February.
This was not a binding opinion. And no one knows who requested the SoS opinion in the first place. In spite of the fact that all these angry men are pretending that Bluhm should have asked the state, they are wrong. One of them asked for the opinion.
- They want to make the legal recall of their friend Janice Daniels appear to be illegitimate, even though it isn't,
- They want to make it appear (yet again) that the city cannot be trusted, something that hurts business and property values (why do they hate us all so much???),
- They don't want to give fairly appointed Mayor Slater a moment's peace, and
- They are furious that they lost on the library, they lost on the recall and they are no longer in charge of Troy.
This is an illegitimate power grab, folks. And it's going to cost us money.
But these bullies are mad. They don't have John Szerlag to smear any more. They don't have Janice Daniels to manipulate and do their dirty work for them any longer. So they have had to crawl out of the dark crevices they dwell in, out into the light of day and do the dirty work for themselves. God knows, they are not doing it for Troy.
But what I want to know is, what's the end game?
Do they want to sue to have Janice Daniels reinstated?
Is this about trying to trick us all and sneak a candidate in under the wire?
I was fascinated when Daniels fan and TCU/Tea Party supporter Dan Brake announced at the special council meeting on Wednesday that he had gone to the clerk's office to demand application(s) to run for mayor!!!! Who was he getting them for, one wonders. Himself? Ed Kempen? Wade Fleming? Janice Daniels?
Just who is it that these fans of Janice Daniels want to foist upon Troy as their Act II? I tremble at the very thought.
Dan Brake was scandalized that he couldn't get an application. But, Dan. That's because there is no February election.
At least there won't be one unless those "fiscally responsible" yahoos succeed in forcing one.
Go visit these yahoos over at their Facebook page and tell them what you think.
And then tell the media and the city council.