And yes, it appears that John Stoffa and Ross Marcus are above the rules and the law.
|I don't see anything...|
when I look the other way!
Quite clearly, the "Administrative Code" is in place to control the actions of some, not all. If that's so, then we must ask: does the administrative code serve an honest purpose? In our opinion, the answer of course, is NO!
Rules, by whatever name, are to apply to all under the umbrella. That's not so in Nor-Co. In Northampton County, the law of the land applies only to those John Stoffa wants them to apply to. The rest, he turns a blind eye. So who exactly is the rest? Well, Ross Marcus is one of Stoffa's rest for sure. Kathleen Kelly is another. Ilisa Sacknoff (we know from experience) is yet another.
So, what about County Council?
|We know it's wrong...but we wish you well.|
Mr. Parson spoke with some regret in his voice about the situation. And Mr. McClure expressed that this specific matter should not be seen as setting a precedence. However, that's just what they did! From that point on. Any county employee desiring to violate, or better said: break the rules, will simply take council to task, citing this Marcus-action.
Council should have understood that exceptions in these types of matters usually lead to unnecessary litigation. Especially when your own solicitor tells you it is wrong. They all danced around in turn to say good-by to the less than honorable (in the peoples eyes) Ross Marcus. They just had to extend their best-wishes. Yet, no one stood up and said what solicitor Lauer advised them...IT IS WRONG!
Well, it's clear now that a Lame-Duck is always lame.