This Outsider group should not throw stones or have other people throw stones when they live in the glass house of politics. Did they look at Henry Patterson’s campaign finance reports before this man, this outsider from another county, complained against one of Patterson’s enemies?
Patterson needs to learn all of the technicalities – the filling out the campaign forms with the names on the checks, the trusting the donor to tell where he is employed, etc. – these all apply to him too. But no voter should cast a vote for another sheriff candidate because of Patterson making the same mistakes many do – even if they are like the man pointed out, THE LAW. Patterson’s opponents in this race should receive most of the votes because they both would be better sheriffs than him. His opponents will not “import rejects from Harris County”, as Liberty Dispatch so effectively puts it. Bobby Rader and Will Cox will not have someone from outside the county file things on their behalf to embarrass a judge the voters just overwhelmingly put in office.
While I am writing, our current sheriff needs to publicly answer questions about how he has used the resources his department has had due to seizing assets of criminals. Show us where every dime, every vehicle, etc. In Chambers county, former District Attorney Mike Little is alleged to have given each one of his assistance a vehicle and access to county gas to drive back and forth to their homes in Harris County. No telling what else he did with the assets. These assets belong to the taxpayers and their use has IRS ramifications and other considerations. Just as voters should demand to see how the D.A. has spent his and if his young assistant that is running to take his place is a beneficiary of its misuse, so should Henry Patterson be required to do the same.
Let’s take a gander at the goose and see where the golden eggs have gone ! Let's see if the Outsiders have hatched some of their plans while on the payroll!!