March 1st, 2005, 09:38 PM
News of the Weird: Tacky Public Officials
Ok - It's Monday - I just received some SOX training and now my brain is sloshing around in my head now - after having to expand and contract to take it all in stride. Time for News of the Weird!
This is what I call "Lead by Example... Examples of how NOT to do it."
Amalgam Source: News of the Weird!
Tacky Public Officials
(1) In December, Jean Eaton, mayor of the town of Albert Lea, Minn. (population 18,000), was arrested in what police charged was a spree in which she bought apparel from Marshall Field's department stores and then affixed their price tags to some older, used garments and "returned" them for refund. Police said a search of her home yielded evidence of tag switches totaling more than $800 in store credit. [Albert Lea Tribune, 12-23-04]
(2) And in January, Canada's immigration minister, Judy Sgro, resigned after pizza parlor owner Harjit Singh accused her of reneging on a deal she allegedly proposed: that she would help Singh with an immigration problem if he would deliver pizza and garlic bread to her campaign headquarters. [Reuters, 1-14-05]