..."I wasn't prepared to speak tonight.
But...but I...I have to!
I don't care if it was one cent! I don't care if it was a thousand dollars!! I don't care if it was a million dollars!!!
If you spent one cent of my taxpayer money...giving that man (pointing at BO) help in a private litigation - IT WAS WRONG!!! Okay!
And I expect you to do something about it.
Not one cent was spent helping us.
It's despicable! That's all I have to say...
...And I wish he would sue us because I would love to get that man on the stand."
Witness for yourselves 20:20 into the meeting. Peg D - Said...
Peg spoke from her heart - feeling betrayed yet again, but by who? Well, we all know the answer to that question. First, and foremost by County Executive John Stoffa.
Mr. Stoffa, without a doubt deceived the Coalition of Alzheimer's families when he met with us during the onset of the referendum initiative drive. He encouraged us saying something to the effect: if you want to save Gracedale, go out and get the signatures. There are three witnesses who heard him, (and he knows it).
But that was because he never envisioned we would do it! And when we did...he chose instead to sue us in court. Before he lost...he PROMISED Peg that if he lost he would not appeal (because he didn't think he would lose), but when he lost he immediately appealed.
Peg, more than any other member of the Coalition was devastated. Not because he was appealing (we could all deal with that, no problem)...but because she TRUSTED him, and he lied to her...and to We The People once again.
After he lost the appeal, there was conversation during a CC Meeting in chambers about whether or not the county had paid Mark Stewert to coach Ron Angle and Bernard O'Hare in their PRIVATE litigation against the Coalition...Never said Angle, I'm un-coach-able! Never happened, said O'Hare - It never happened said John Stoffa.
The problem for the three is the memo from Controller Stephen Barron which clearly states...it did happen - Even if only for a second. It did happened. And according to the memo - it was more like 7,200 seconds. More or less does not matter. One second - is one second too much.