Purported Ethics Commission Pulls Another Slimy One. This Is So Blatant It Could Backfire

This action by the ethics commission against Aguirre reeks of politics by Sanders' office where the only people left put politics before the public interest every day of the week. But Andy Donohue wrote a prescient piece in the Voice last June on Froman's and Torell's principled resignations from the Sanders' circus. See it here: www.voiceofsandiego.org/articles/2007/06/18/new... fromanfollow061807.txt Here are some quotes: Even the little bird Sparrow got it right when he said: "And I think she got pushed by the political people,I think with the election coming up, the political people are going to be in even greater control than they are now." Froman's counterparts at the other end of the Mayor's Office have a reputation for a cutthroat brand of politic. To handle his political organization, Sanders brought in two veterans from former Mayor Susan Golding's office, Kris Michell as director of community and legislative affairs and Fred Sainz as communications director. When he was hired in 2005, former Auditor John Torell promised the City Council he'd stay on for between three and five years to help revamp a financial-reporting structure that had left the city the target of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. But in January, Torell left the Mayor's Office after less than two years on the job, saying the office favored spin over substance. Now Michell and Sainz are going for the jugular in an attempt to save their own jobs and draw attention away from their own disgraceful ethical behavior. I wonder how many more people they will try to trash in the next few weeks?
— May 10, 2008 5:30 p.m.

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