We can all be sure he will not say it, but one must wonder if some of the crazy schemes Todd Fontenot still endorses indicate he longs for the days of County Judges like empty-headed Tookie Kirkham or Phil “FEMA” Fitzgerald. The days of digging us into a deep hole of indebtedness are not remembered fondly by those who watched the spending and borrowing of what one commissioner referred to as the “evil empire”- Fontenot, Fitzgerald, and Groce.
The long time commissioner for the southwest Liberty County area tries to sound like he thinks voters want him to sound when it is election time. This infamous local “tax and spend”, liberal, Obama-backer’s effort to sound “conservative” has made numerous ridiculous statements ignored and unprinted by the local media but none more revealing than his effort to try and push the county to double down on the failed effort to use the old WalMart building. Fontenot would rather the county pour taxpayer money into the money pit project than cut our losses and look into better ways to build public buildings he believes we need. The WalMart building has been so stripped down that it would cost a King’s ransom to prepare it for anything useful, but Fontenot knows the public is aware of his part in the scheme so he wants to use taxpayer money and spare no expense.
Like many of the ideas of the good ole boys, there are all kinds of theories and rumors as to how they benefited personally, but we will not pile on in this article based on rumors so close to election time. The facts are bad enough. While his fellow Democrat running a local liberal gossip site geared to bash conservatives tries to hold first term elected officials for trying to deal with misguided projects like the WalMart debacle or the hiring of a private company to come here and reside over scandal after scandal in our jails, Fontenot acts as if he is a neutral critic with no responsibility for one after another bad decisions. In the words of preacher Jeremy Wright, the longtime spiritual advisor of Fontenot’s political hero Barack Obama – “the chickens have come home to roost.’
The cleanup crews have been elected to try and come in and straighten out Fontenot and company’s many mistakes. He and his campaign will surely criticize his opponent, but there is one thing they cannot say about him or us voters who have watched him dig the hole we are in now. He cannot say his opponent or anyone else has made as many bad and damaging decisions for Liberty County as he has.