Nine bite-size Lemmon Drops to nibble on while waiting for Vito's pizza-eating bear to return to Toledo:
(Rewind to 2002: Ms. Thurber took advantage of incumbent Sandy Isenberg's very public missteps controversies over a new roof and her intention to double-dip and easily defeated the longtime commissioner.)
In a televised debate on Oct. 15, 2002, Ms. Thurber said she entered the race because it is "important to remember that elected officials are held to a higher standard. We don't have to have no appearance of conflict, we have to avoid the appearance of impropriety. It was the appearance of impropriety."
As reported in the Nov. 12 edition of The Blade, federal investigators have identified Ms. Thurber as one of the people Tom Noe allegedly used to funnel money into President Bush's re-election campaign.
For Ms. Thurber, what went around has come around. She did not live up to her own appearance-of-impropriety standard.
Mr. Sessions came across as the high school student he is, not as a civic leader.
Not that I blame Mr. Dann for using coingate to raise his political profile but, in lieu of a wink and a nod, he ought to at least introduce himself at election-related gatherings this way: "Hi, I'm Marc Dann, political opportunist."
As if we didn't already know that.
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