Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rep. Mecklenborg Should Resign Immediately

The personal issue(s) aside, DUI is a serious offense and not one that a public official ought to engage in without repercussions to one's public service.  While some may be okay with allowing St. Rep. Mecklenborg to continue his career in the state legislature, I find it unacceptable.

Speaker Batchelder:
“My friend and colleague Bob Mecklenborg is a dedicated public servant with an exemplary record of serving the people of Ohio and the 30th District. His contributions to the Ohio House have been vital to the work of this fine institution.
“I was shocked and disappointed to learn of the difficult situation that Representative Mecklenborg and his family are facing. We are working with Representative Mecklenborg to find a solution that is in the best interests of the representative, his family and all concerned. I ask that members of the media and public respect the privacy of Rep. Mecklenborg and his family at this time.”
Chairman Alex:
Alex Triantafilou, chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party, said Thursday that party leaders are “assessing” the situation.
These "responses" are weak.  Whatever happened to "zero-tolerance"?