"when all is said and done, this will not have the legs "they" claim it has. "They" spent a lot of time and money investigating this and I believe "they" pressured the Grand Jury ... "??
Are you kidding me? Just who are "they?"
Yes, I'm sure that the Special Prosecutors, Ohio Ethics Commission chief investigative counsel Paul Nick and Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will, were willing to risk their law licenses, professional reputations and, indeed, their careers in order to satisfy the whims of some unidentified political hacks with axes to grind against the indictees. I'm also certain that the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus exist!
What we do know is that years ... yes, years ... of investigation have culminated in these current indictments. These indictments also follow years of corruption in Mahoning County. You can dress it up in fancy suits and have it drive big long limousines, or let it waft from the profits of illegal gambling, prostitution and drugs, but at the end of the day, it is what it is and it still stinks.
No, it's the indictees who have thrown themselves under the bus by believing that money and power are all that matter, that political corruption in the Mahoning Valley is not only acceptable, but expected.
Or ... we can all wake up and smell the coffee
August 3, 2010 at 12:36 p.m.
Same old politics as usual? But wait ... isn't the current core of the Mahoning County Democratic Party, Antonini & Company, the remnants of the Decmocrats for Change? Can someone please help me out here? What's changed?
December 25, 2008 at 9:29 p.m.
What more evidence than Antonini's letter does anyone need to be convinced that Mahoning County Democrats are in dire need of new leadership? I'm not sure which is more alarming - the fact that Ms. Antonini had the audacity to actually put such tripe in writing, or her apparent belief in her own ability to influence the process in Columbus.
December 20, 2008 at 12:26 a.m.
What more evidence than this article does anyone need to be convinced that the Democratic Party of Mahoning County is in dire need of new leadership? I'm not sure which is more alarming - the fact that Ms. Antonini actually made these comments, or her apparent belief that she actually carries any weight in Columbus. As my Columbus attorney friend would point out, one can't help but wonder whether Ms. Antonini, in her youngers days, perhaps participated in one too many football games without a helmet.
December 18, 2008 at 9:29 p.m.