The article profiling Dan Johnson should put to rest the issue of whether or not he is fit to serve or whether he should resign. In my opinion he clearly should. And that opinion has nothing and I mean nothing to do with the fact that he has money and I do not and the fact that I am a green party member. We actually have quite a bit in common, I went to local schools and also graduated in 1982, we lived on the same road as kids, and I also dropped out of college, our kids went to the same elementary school, but I really hope that if I made the same mistake as Johnson the commonality would end. I do not believe that only intellectuals should serve in elected office, diversity on a school board reflects the diversity in the community it serves and I think that's good. However when you breach the trust of those you serve and fail to take responsibility and learn from it there are consequences. That is what Johnson should be learning from this. Instead it appears he's learned nothing. I'm sorry people have brought the kids into this, it's inappropriate to do so, but Johnson and his wife have made them part of this so it isn't surprising that they are also suffering unpleasant consequences. Johnson's friends and supporters are treating him like a naked emperor and clearly he would be better served by folks who would stop fawning over his achievements and give him some clothes to wear.
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In Print This Week:
Feb 16, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 7
Under the Color of Authority
The North Coast Journal
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