What can you say about insipid Capitol Fax instigator Rich Miller that hasn’t been said before?
Lets see, he can’t spell the words “impartial” or “truth,” he couldn’t string two sentences together if his life depended on it, he’s not very bright, and he thinks he’s God’s gift to journalism when everyone knows it’s really me!
I guess it all has been said before!
Of course, since Rich only runs things other people tell him (the poor thing can’t come up with anything original on his own), he took Chairman Lauzen to the woodshed yesterday for brutally squashing any semblance of debate at Kane County Executive Committee meetings.
The horror! Why, this prospect has me so terrified that I’m writing this from the crawlspace in my basement.
Actually, I too wish the chairman would let board members speak unfettered at Executive Committee meetings if for no other reason than the full board gatherings won’t drag on to the point where suicide becomes a viable option. Please consider that possibility Chairman Lauzen.
But if Miller did something drastic like, oh, I don’t know, actually applying himself, he’d have discovered the reason spectating board members aren’t necessarily allowed to speak at committee meetings is the infamous “Bonnie Rule.”
Yes! The Bonnie Rule was the former chairman’s answer to dissident commissioner Bonnie Kunkel commandeering a meeting almost as well as that insipid Cathy Hurlbut could. In an effort to get her to put a sock in it, the FOKs (Friends of Karen), instituted a new rule that read if you ain’t on the committee, then you can’t speak at the meeting.
Though I love me my Bonnie Kunkel and the rule was more than a bit heavy handed, considering how she could abruptly drive a committee/board meeting right into the Fox River, there was something to it.
Ah! But now that they’re hoist by their own procedural petard, the board members complaining to Miller the most are the ones who can’t stand the thought of the Bonnie rule applying to them and, even worse, can’t get over suddenly becoming outsiders.
This, of course, makes all this whining just another case of a small oval purple fruit gone bad! Please don’t subscribe to Capitol Fax – it only encourages Miller.