I think I have stated clearly that Vero had no reason to deny involvement in the ethics complaint written by her and Susie and signed by Tolbert. It's pretty easy to admit that they were behind it and found that Tolbert would be best to sign it given the former Rep. Larry Romero's connection to the ethics complaint. Why not? The newspaper would cover for them by reiterating that it's an awful thing to save children from speeders on streets near schools. They'd be free and clean right now.
But they lied.
Their blogger and their team will take time out of their day to address the situation... which means it's a situation. A situation they are not too happy to be caught red-handed in. Had they just not said a word it would have just blown away in the wind like all those Texas Ranger investigations.
My buddy Jaime Abeytia just had to post on his blog about the situation essentially calling it a "nothing burger" that was overshadowed by the chili-cheese tater tots (Norma Chavez blessing me with her run for congress). But... he had to mention it, which means it's something. I was done posting about it, but then he took up the cause and I felt maybe there's really something uglier behind all of this.
Is there some kind of effort, or conspiracy, to cover the fact that the Shapleigh Campers have become what they once abhorred? The team that once stood for transparency is now trying to cover up their behind the scenes meddling. The type of meddling they said all the other teams were practicing when the county corruption saga was born.
When someone is saying "move along, nothing to see here, move along," you know damn well there's something to see there. When there's nothing to see, you don't have to tell me to stop looking.
Don't stop looking.