May 112012

In a posting to the VSO after the April Commissioners meeting, I suggested that Commissioner Todd Johnson owed Todd Haynes an apology for calling him a “bold faced liar” during Commissioner comments at the end of the last meeting.

Mr. Johnson did apologize at last Monday’s meeting, on his own accord.(1)

People make mistakes, the citizens view the function of government unfamiliar with policy or nomenclature. Elected officials are expected to give citizens the benefit of doubt and should never launch into such an attack. Not knowing any better, Mr. Johnson’s attack could be viewed as the actions of bully, trying to intimidate, not only Mr. Haynes, but anyone else who rises to speak and voice their opinions in a public venue.

These are passionate times — people are gravely concerned for their schools and children.

Todd Johnson is passionate too.

  1. I wouldn’t want you to get the impression that he listens to me. LOL []

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  One Response to “Commissioner Johnson apologizes to citizen for calling him a “Liar””

  1. An “I’m sorry for calling you a liar” but I stand by what I said (in other words, Mr. Haynes is a liar) is not an apology. This is pure political spin on Johnson’s part – guess his feet are getting pretty burned being held to the fire.

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