Ten molasses-coated Lemmon Drops to nibble on while waiting for Amber Frey's 15 minutes of fame to end:
I almost feel sorry for the Lucas County treasurer-elect, who lost to Dennis Duffey -- Dennis Duffey! -- in a bid to finish out the final nine months of Ray Kest's term.
Talk about a humiliating defeat.
But Mr. Kapszukiewicz has no one but himself to blame for what happened. His vow to "clean house" in the treasurer's office made him look petty and vindictive.
After defeating Betty Shultz in the Nov. 2 general election, Mr. Kapszukiewicz is to begin his 4-year term on Sept. 12.
In a move that was not a surprise, Mr. Kest resigned in late November to avoid a felony theft charge. Lucas County Democrats gathered Tuesday and voted to have Mr. Duffey finish out Mr. Kest's term.
Denying the treasurer-elect an opportunity to take office nine months early defies logic. Then again, this wasn't about what's in the best interest of Lucas County -- this was about flexing political muscles.
The tough-talking Mr. Kapszukiewicz got sand kicked in his face.
How will he respond? We'll find out in nine months.
Before making the call, though, I'd cross my fingers and hope they haven't already been booked on The Jerry Springer Show.
Please tell me the county already has an official wildflower.
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