I thought I’d share just a few of the rumors going around in political circles, corruption scandals, and elsewhere. Of course, I never know when they make it my way in an effort to trace a source or start a real rumor. But here they are no matter the case.
- Is Joey Jacaloni on the outs with Supervisor Bob. Well, not exactly. Rumor is that Supervisor Bob is trying to distant himself from Joey. Now Joey says that he and Bobby spend more time talking to one another than they do their own wives. But if I were Supervisor Bob, would I want to be standing for re-election with my enforcer threatening everyone who doesn’t do things his way? Joey has single-handedly made more enemies for Supervisor Bob than Supervisor Bob has made for himself. And that’s saying something! I’m not sure I believe this rumor, but it’s out there in political circles. Supervisor Bob would be smart to make sure the rumor is true. But no one said Supervisor Bob is smart.
- Now this is a whopper! Supposedly Colonies Four defendant Mark Kirk has some BIG political plans. Once he is acquitted of all of the felonies against him, rumor has it he claims he is going to run the campaign against Supervisor Curt Hagman. He wants Gary Ovitt back in office for one term and he wants to be Gary’s Chief of Staff once again. Then, in 2022, he plans to run for Fourth District Supervisor himself. Can you say sore loser? Or pipe dream? Or out of touch with reality?
- Along with Colonies Four Kirk’s plan, the rumor is that the current demand for a speedy trial is part of a Jeff Burum ploy to ultimately get everyone separated from Colonies Defendant Jim Erwin. It seems there is some dissension among the defendants. Yeah, they are all finally realizing none of them would be where they were at without Erwin’s . . . umm . . . “help.” Yeah, thanks Jim. Lou Cope’s comment that separate juries may be needed for Burum and Erwin “because statements they made to law enforcement may not be admissable in each other’s cases” is interesting. Can anyone explain?
- There has been a revolt going on in the Third Distrct. I guess some staff members are not too happy with the chief of staff. The rumors go way beyond that though. They are so far-fetched that I will not write about them. Let’s just say conspiracy theory and Michael Lipsitz. There is some pretty crazy stuff being said. It is far-fetched but it would also explain a lot of what makes no sense with that case.