I wasn’t going to post anything this evening, but I've got some time to kill before Family Guy comes on.
Yeah, it’s probably no surprise that I like that show.
Anyhoo, just two days after the election commission gave administrator Greg Mackay, who actually ran the show, the boot, there’s a few names floating around to replace him.
Which isn’t really surprising. People like to gossip in the Deathstar. And in 2009 roughly 45 people applied. (Hey, who wouldn't want that sweet job? It pays well and you get that goood county health insurance.)
I throw these out for now.
Scott Frith, the interim administrator is one. But I don’t think he’s going to get it. He takes law classes at night and I think commissioners want someone with a stronger commitment. Not to say he isn’t committed. But, I just don’t see it. Plus, there’s some other issues there.
I do, however, see him sticking around. Someone has to tell the new guy/gal how to run the show. Of course, this is Knox County politics we’re talking about. And the smartest decisions aren’t always the norm.
But I digress.
The second name is Josh Burnett. He’s Trustee John Duncan’s chief of staff. And he’s in tight with a lot of those guys. He also considered applying a few years ago when the commission took applications, but didn’t. However, Josh told me tonight he’s not interested.
“I love what I’m doing but I’m not going anywhere,” he said. “I’ll stay as long as John Duncan will have me.”
Finally, Steve Hill and Victoria DeFreese are the others. (I'm not including Mackay because I don't think he'll apply. The Republicans rigged it so that he doesn't have a chance of getting an interview.)
My show is about to start, so don’t have time to comment on the last ones.
But I do want to add this final note.
Election Commissioner Cameron Brooks is leaving – probably at the end of the month because he's moving.
So, I’m assuming the Democrats on the local Legislative delegation are going to nominate someone for his seat.
Wouldn’t it be a kick in the ass if Greg Mackay got the appointment?
Sure, he’d be only one vote in the minority. But he’d have a few questions to ask his fellow commissioners, the ones who technically run the election office and set policy.
Right? That is what they do, isn’t it?
I imagine the first thing he’d like to ask them is: “What’s your stance on voter fraud?”
I’m sure it will be directed to one member specifically.