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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Bruce Bain, Mayor of Newark Ohio. Mayor Bain gets today's knucklehead award for violating a city policy. One he helped to enact!

The mayor of this central Ohio city caught someone violating a city employee policy —himself.

Mayor Bruce Bain paid a $368 fine for sending an e-mail that promoted his son's part-time beverage business to city workers. He wrote to 15 city employees, recommending they become involved in selling a health drink.

"I violated the computer use policy I helped write," Bain said at a news conference Thursday. "You have to use the computer only for city business. How can I say to a city employee, 'Don't do that,' if I do it?"

Bain said he realized the mistake on his own and calculated the fine of two days' pay based on his annual salary of roughly $66,000.

He said he is not involved in the business and only wanted to help his son and city workers make extra money.

Bain has asked the city's law director to investigate his e-mail.

"I'm a very honest person, so I talked with the law director's office immediately," Bain wrote in a second e-mail explaining his error to city workers.
LOL, you would think Mayor Bain would know promoting his son's or anyone's business would be a violation. Then politicians do the dumbest things every day. TFM regularly chronicles this.

For violating his own city policy, Newark Ohio Mayor Bruce Bain is today's knucklehead of the day.

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