Stahl: Best Good Old Boy

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

City commissioner Craig Stahl was almost breathless when he read a letter to commission Monday from Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter refuting the importance of another letter Baxter sent last week to Don Icsman and Matt Kline that stated the Murman report contained factual inaccuracies.

The way Stahl embraced Baxter's denial of his earlier admission that Murman got the "details" wrong was so sweet. Kevin must have taken all weekend to figure out how to word that second letter. Baxter had just finished writing it a half-hour before the commission meeting, Craig said. And Craig was just so excited to be the chosen messenger. He read it as if it were a letter from the Pope.

"Congratulations on being Kevin's water boy," I told Stahl after the public meeting ended.

"Maybe I am being his water boy," Stahl responded after some additional chiding.

Yeah Craig, that's exactly what you were when you delivered Baxter's second "cover your (behind)" CYA letter in less that a week.

It's just too bad you didn't have any time to address the Darden report, which was actually researched and thoughtful. While you encourage and celebrate Baxter's attempts to manipulate the process for Party and power, Darden actually did the work you should be doing: Digging for the truth.

But you were too busy trying to be the best Good Old Boy you could be to actually pay attention to "details."

Comments

TT

Only in your dreams, RE. If anything, it'll be the thought of merging with that "high school" that will help to pass levies in Perkins, even if it takes a while. As for Perkins residents being jealous of Sanduskians, it seems that the most bitter winds blow from the north...

Anonymous

I'm glad THAT you are proud of your football program and how your coach HANDLES kids . I can SAY for sure that coach Franlkin doesn't cuss out his kids OR PARENTS. We may not win every game but most are proud of his efforts.I BELIEVE that is what this post is about not school levies .

TT

Apparently, chest-thumping pride eclipses literacy and comprehension as a priority in Sandusky. Where, re, did I say I was proud of what Brausch has done with the program? In fact, if you bother to read (assuming you can) down to my comment on Oct. 8th, 10 am, you'd know how I feel about Brausch. That's fine, if you're proud of the kids' efforts just because Franklin doesn't look at the win-loss columns. As for making this post about levies, I didn't start it, I just made sure everyone got their facts straight. Have a blessed (and long, I see) day!

Anonymous

We don't all own our homes in Perkins, and I consider it an insult that renters are judged so harshly, as if WE don't count! Cause I'll tell ya what, I know we pay a pretty penny in rent, enough so that taxes on our property are paid, along with our landlords! Not to mention that fact that our vote counts FOR THE SCHOOL LEVY as much as a homeowners'! Our rent goes up, right along with the taxes! We take just as much PRIDE in our home as if we owned! Not everyone is able to buy, or chooses to, for that matter! This site is about BELIEVING in each and every kid that's strapping on a helmet, shoulder pads, etc. on Friday night! WIN OR LOSE! We may not agree with every little thing, have differences of opinions, but when it comes down to it, WE ALL BETTER BE THERE FOR EACH AND EVERY YOUNG MAN ON THAT FIELD, AS WELL AS THE ONES NO LONGER ABLE TO TAKE THEIR POSITION ON THE FIELD! Good Luck Pirates! Believe in yourselves as well as each other!

TT

Ok, but since your rent falls short of the amount owners pay in property taxes, do you think you deserve an equal say just because you happen to live here? I know there are renters in Perkins, but unlike in Sandusky, they are in the minority here.

Anonymous

Wasn't Coach Bo fired because he wasn't winning enough games? Seems to me like he was doing just as good a job as the current Sandusky coaches at teaching life lessons to the young men of the program, and yet he still got fired. Go figure.

Anonymous

You sir, are classless! CONTRARY TO YOUR NARROW-MINDED, SOMEWHAT BIGOTED WAY OF THINKING, THEY DO DESERVE AN EQUAL SAY, THANK-YOU! By the way, JMO!

TT

Bigoted? Hardly. It follows that those with a greater financial stake in a vote deserve to get more for their vote. I live in Perkins, but you wouldn't want me to vote on a Sandusky issue, would you?

Wow

wow, all you people are clearly phsycotic. Perkins, Sandusky, and SMCC all are pathetic. Personally i hate it here, and can't wait to get back into a city where no one is inbread and all related to each other. It's sad that some people who live here haven't even experienced real life outside of this dump.

TT

"inBREAD?" Are you sure you're not?

TT

and "phsycotic?"

Anonymous

Rich niehm has really playd hard this
year this is his first full year playing football and is the leading passer in the area

Anonymous

leave now you idiot.

Anonymous

Hey fb coach is your son the qb this week ?MAYBE YOU COULD GET HIM SOME TOUCHES AT RUNNING BACK TOO.

Anonymous

you perkins and smcc grownups need to GROW UP! you think youre better than sandusky all the time and are fighting on here about home prices and minority issues?

this article is about smcc beating perkins.

woop de doo. THEY BOTH SUCK THIS YEAR! NEW COACHES SOON?

take after coach franklin at sandusky they are acctually having A GREAT SEASON!

you dont have to be rich to be successful you dumb adults you

GROOOOWW UP AND ACT YOUR AGE AND DO NOT DOWN OTHER SCHOOLS KIDS OR SCHOOLS.

YOU ARE NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE. HAVE SOME RESPECT PERKINS AND SMCC SCHOOLS.

GOD DOES NOT APPROVE OF YOUR DIS RESPECT TOWARDS SANDUSKY.

Anonymous

oh and smcc if you are soo rich get your own dang football field, swimming pool, and track for your kids to do sports on and quit using sanduskys.

thanks.

Anonymous

hey perkins get a new quarterback.

Anonymous

HEY SANDUMPY , WE SMMCC PARENTS WILL NEVER, EVER , VOTE FOR YOUR STUPID LEVY .. TELL THAT TO YOUR SORRY SCHOOL SYSTEM. OH BY THE WAY THEY DO PAY RENT FOR SHS FIELD , YOU UNEDUCATED FOOL!

Wow

hahahahaha, you just proved my point

Anonymous

Sandusky is having a great season, huh? Aren't they 3-4? Well, I guess that a losing record is considered "great" in Sandusky.

Anonymous

If I could afford to move to Perkins or afford to send my kids to St. Mary's, I would. Sandusky H.S. is a dump.

Anonymous

with you people? What are you trying to teach your kids by being this way? Let me tell you HOSTILE!!! Stop now!

Anonymous

Oooooooooooo , HARSH words what are you a nun? ARE YOU GOING TO SMACK OUR NUCKLES TOO?IF YOU REMEMBER THIS STARTED AS A COLUMN ABOUT A COCAH WHO PLAYE D HIS FRESHMAN KID OVER JR, SR., AND SO PHOMORES.THIS KID IS ABOUT 5-6 AND A CHUBBY 185 POUNDS. WAIT UNTIL THE SEASON IS OVER AND SEE HOW THE ADMINISTRATION DEALS WITH ALL THIS CONTROVERSY. SB IS LONG GONE SO WE WILL SEE WHO HE HAS IN HIS CORNER NOW.

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