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

Anonymous

The ATF prioritizes just like any other profession. Obviously, they were not that concerned about McClung and Perkins PD.

Anonymous

Go to Google News and search for "BATFE" or "ATF"

Anonymous

Who cares what was in the Morning Urinal... you dont like what is on here then read the urinal and quit complaining. As for the "op" SHUT UP...You are an idiot. Who CARES about the information. The conceal carry list has been published, its done, its over with...get a life or a hobby or SOMETHING and MOVE ON!

Anonymous

Wonderful! I hope the PPD grants all CRIMINALS 60 days to prepare for a RAID!

Anonymous

Right back at you, MW: ""We do, however, have a strong stand against the state keeping secrets from those it governs... " The demand ... that the information be exempt from the public record means there are no checks on whether the program is being properly administered."" Okay, MW and SR, how do you know "the [weapons] program is being properly administered?" Do you even care? HA! It's too tough to pick on McClung--it's much easier to pick on CHL holders. Hypocrite!

Anonymous

I do and that's all it takes. My, you're easy to get flustered! (I like that!) Why is it that you clamor for "free speech" and fight tooth and nail for YOUR 1st amendment right, yet when someone (like me) disagrees with you, you want to deny them their right to express their opinion? You are a self-righteous, arrogant, hypocrite.

Anonymous

I do, and the 2,700 individual law-abiding CHL holders. And other individuals have cared about their rights, too: Linda Brown; Dred Scott; Homer Plessy; Rosa Parks; Medgar Evers; Frederick Douglass; and many others. Recognize those names? Would you have told them to "SHUT UP?" (Probably.)

Anonymous

Anyone else smell a rat?

Anonymous

Yeah, "she" would have told them, too, to "SHUT UP," "MOVE ON," and "get a life!" LOL!

Anonymous

While McClung may have TALKED to ATF on May 18th, I highly doubt that he INVITED them in. This has been in the works longer than 2 months.

Anonymous

This post was deleted because it contained information known to be false.

Anonymous

Ha ha....how insolent can a person become? I can't wait to hear more! I wonder if they called Tom Pascoe's Secretary too....Jack Daniels? He was probably "not available".

Anonymous

it is sad when the public had to break a story on the Registers website for them. I really hope they get rid of Westerhold before it gets any worse.

Anonymous

Well...somebody's heads gonna roll! It's not everyday that a branch of the Federal Government...the ATF no less...gets involved and walks away empty handed. Where there's smoke there's fire, and I'm pretty darn sure that they would not have made the trip unless it was neccessary! What has this Township come to?!

Anonymous

Petty, just petty Mr. Dwelle.

Anonymous

Word on the street is that McClung may have "invited" ATF after they first showed up and he went out the back door! When ATF showed up a second time Chief McClung would not allow them in and told them ATF they would need a warrant. I guess you can say he then "invited" them back.

Anonymous

Why would you say the Register got this story from the Journal yesterday morning? This story did not appear in the Journal at all.

Anonymous

Do you really think the ATF would come here because of one trustee? I think the ATF must have done some homework before contacting anyone in Perkins Twp. I'd be willing to wager they had been checking for months before anyone in Perkins Twp ever had a clue. And, I don't think they waste time doing inventories because some small time township constable asks them to. They have more serious thinks to take care of than try to cover McClungs butt for him.

Anonymous

finally something is being done to get to the heart of the problems with our P>D> the published article contains some untruths which is standard for the PD chief. this is only the beginning i am sure.

Anonymous

Looks like SR is at it again. All the comments seem to have disappeared. Says it's a db error. Sure

Anonymous

finally something is being done to get to the heart of the problems with our PD the published article contains some untruths which is standard for the PD chief. this is only the beginning i am sure.

Anonymous

The ATF huh? Sounds pretty serious to me. Kudos to Mr. Dwelle and/or whomever was behind this. Don't stop until this rodeo is driven out of town!!!

Anonymous

Okay, conspiracy theorists, chew on this: "1 comment(s)
DB Error: unknown error" (And, no, I had nothing to do with that!)

Anonymous

This post was completely censored sometime after noon. There were at least 21 comments posted here at noon on 7-20-07. Now it's 12:40 PM and DB error appears.

Wow

McClung asked them down?? HAHAHAH... I dont think that sounds accurate.

Anonymous

What happened to all the post that were here?

Anonymous

What happened to all the post here?

tinayak

what's happened?

Anonymous

What

Anonymous

Chris:

You are not being realistic with your Indians' projection. Outside of a couple of starters, their pitching is abysmal. If they should happen to make post season play, they won't go far.

Jim Curtis
Arcadia, CA 91007

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