Of course, I’m referring to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason. When he was up for re-election in 2008, I endorsed Annette Butler. I harped on the corruption in county government.
But there is a political dimension to the corruption that grips Cuyahoga County. It has everything to do with the Democrat Party. In this election, I can’t think of a better place to get started with reform than the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office with the election of Annette Butler.
Now, questions are being asked of Bill Mason in the wake of a traffic incident in which Mason was a passenger in a vehicle wherein the driver was apparently intoxicated. But this story will turn out to be more than just your typical DUI, I’m fairly certain. The Plain Dealer has this to say, but you might want to check back with the PD, because I think there might be more Bill Mason coverage on the way, and it might not have much to do with traffic.
[UPDATE 1/17/2010] As expected, there is more from the PD about Bill Mason, and it’s not about traffic, and it’s not good news, either.
[UPDATE 1.29.2010] More . . . again, not about traffic, but a detectable pattern of, shall we say . . . cronyism?