Thursday, July 21, 2005

Airing the dirty laundry in public: the Democratic Party in the City of Portsmouth

Let's let it all hang out, folks. City Commissioner of the Revenue A. James Fillion announced this week he is resigning from the Portsmouth Democratic Party. Why? Well, it's all about the sheriff.

Sheriff Gary W. Waters lost the Democratic primary for sheriff earlier this spring; he hasn't taken it lying down. Waters
has come under fire recently for deciding to cut some of the services his office provides.

Although the sheriff said his decision to cut booking and serving criminal warrants was a staffing issue, others have said the move smacked of retaliation after he lost the election.
Said Fillion,
"I just couldn’t stand it anymore. It’s embarrassing to be a part of that. It’s embarrassing for the party. The leadership is just shot. It’s all about the sheriff’s ego. Everything is for the sheriff, by the sheriff."
Next thing we know, they'll be dressing in long, flouncy skirts and getting into the ring to wrestle.

Now that I want to see: Fillion and Waters in drag, duking it out in a ring set up at the corner of Court and High Streets.

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