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Thursday, April 13, 2006

KLEPT, elected official breaking word to get name recognition [W]

Westchester Trustee Rick Fox admonishes Village President Paul Gattuso for implying he wouldn't put his name on lightpole banners and then putting his name on lightpole banners. See Westchester Public Affairs.

Does Gattuso's behavior fall into the category "lack of integrity"? Is it opportunstic? Or is it merely tacky?


  • I'm reminded of the story of a school board president that spent money, including his school district's money, to raise his name recognition.

    Later he learned that everyone knew his name, but nobody liked him.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 7:40 PM, April 13, 2006  

  • chrissy welch comes to mind

    By Anonymous everyboy hates chris, at 11:45 PM, April 13, 2006  

  • I think that this is minor issue. I mean the man is the President of the Village of Westchester. If the previous President's name was printed on the banners, then why not allow the current President get the same recognition? However, the President of Westchester opened himself up to criticism by publicly stating that the banners would not bare his name then going on to order the banners with his name on it. That seems to make his statement at the board meeting completely dishonest and just an attempt to pacify the residents who were in attendance at that time. It would have been better if he just stood up initially and said that his name should appear on the banner in keeping with past practices. There's nothing wrong with it. Hell, to the victor go the spoils.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 11:38 AM, April 14, 2006  

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