Monday, January 31, 2011

BUTLER COUNTY: Commissioner's Prosecutor Folly

It is no secret that the Butler County Commission is planning to the interim Prosecutor position.  Sources tell me that Commissioners Furmon and Carpenter are interested in appointing Mike Gmoser to the job. 

I think that would be a mistake.

Gmoser is a candidate for the remainder of Robin Piper's term and the Butler County Republican Party Central Committee is slated to make that decision next week.  Playing politics with an interim appointment has the potential to backfire with members who are tired of the games.

Don't get me wrong, if the Commissioners think Gmoser is the best man for the job and that there is nobody else who could do the job as well, then they should do what they think is best.  But the Central Committee will be thinking about who they think the bet man for the job is too...