Senate rejects public safety chief

Senate rejects public safety chief

There are 23 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from May 26, 2010, titled Senate rejects public safety chief. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Cathy Collins-Taylor lost her bid for confirmation on the heels of a scandal involving a canceled contraband sting at the Governor's Residence.

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Jamie D

United States

#1 May 26, 2010
Just when you think Strickland can't be any more incompetent, he prooves us wrong! Woopsie, I forgot!! Thank God she didn't get approved. Anyone who interferes with an investigation whether it be at the governor's mansion or not should not hold office. Anyone who purposely fires employees of the highway patrol and demote others who were doing their JOB should not hold office! Where was the assistant deputy director of public safety when all this was going on?? Come on George.....back up the highway patrol! Don't you think we have been through enough? Who will now be the director?? will this impact who our Col. of the patrol?
You want to increase the moral of the employess of the patrol? you want to increase the confidence of the citizens of this state? How about moving the dispatchers back to their patrol posts! How about showing how iimportant officer and public safety is!!
Start Listening

Columbus, OH

#2 May 26, 2010
to bad they don't have senate confirmations for all agency heads. i can think of a couple who probably would not be a director based on the morale of the staff, and some of the decisions that have been made. Gov. Strickland, unfortunately you have surrounded yourself with some incompetent personnel and for that you will not be re-elected. When i look back, i noticed that Mayor Coleman dropped out and you empowered him to be the lead for gathering your cabinet members. Again for you, Gov. Strickland you tasked the wrong person to lead your cabinet search and for that, you will not win at the next election.
concerned

Columbus, OH

#3 May 26, 2010
Hooray. Even that miserable hack, Strickland, and his lackeys couldn't defeat justice.
John

Portsmouth, OH

#4 May 26, 2010
Hmm, one down and oh so many more that needs to go.

Let me see if I understand the thinking of our fine Governor. Lie during an investigation and not be confirmed in your appointed position, and you get rewarded by being appointed to the Adult Parole Authority. Have aides on your staff that fail to do their job (see that an appointee is appropriately placed before the Senate for confirmation in a timely manner) and keep them on your staff. I thought Bob Taft was bad and lacked good judgement. Boy this Governor is just as bad, if not worse.

I can hardly wait to see the next saga to unfold from the Governor's office.
Wheres the leadership

AOL

#5 May 26, 2010
Strickland still insists that the inspector general falsely accused Collins-Taylor of lying under oath. If he really believes that, he should remove the IG from office. He has the power to do that under state law.

Instead, Strickland is allowing the IG to remain in office and issue more reports that unfairly ruin the careers of other people by making false accusations against them.

Put your money where your mouth is, governor. Either remove the IG from office or else stop accusing him of being a dishonest or incompetent state official that you are allowing to remain in office.
TeaBagger

Columbus, OH

#6 May 26, 2010
And this type of political sacrifice is why the Tea party is able to continue and grow. Partisan politics, for the sake of political power (rather than the good of the organizations) is the driver here. The last statement tells it all "Senate President Bill M. Harris, R-Ashland, said rather than focus on whether Collins-Taylor lied under oath, he looked more at her general leadership, the morale of the Highway Patrol "and what appeared to be a meddling in the law-enforcement process."

Hmmm. I thought this was about lying not about morale. It boils down to the patrol using the IG to oust someone they feel isn't Patrol centric. Senator Harris, did you even read the investigation? I think not. I can only hope that when your career hangs in the balance that those who get tot make the decision about your future form an opinion without fact as well.

The Republicans have ravaged the state in the past, and this is why the Democrats are in power now. I am a conservative and did not vot for Strickland. I don't like his policies and certainly do not feel he has done a good job but I agree with him 100% on this issue. The politics of Ohio are about to change. Enjoy the time you have left senators.
ASHAMED

Columbus, OH

#7 May 26, 2010
Cathy Collins Taylor was used and abused. I am a registered republican but no more!! I truly am ashamed of this action and to say I live in Ohio.
HereHere

Amanda, OH

#8 May 26, 2010
Wheres the leadership wrote:
Strickland still insists that the inspector general falsely accused Collins-Taylor of lying under oath. If he really believes that, he should remove the IG from office. He has the power to do that under state law.
Instead, Strickland is allowing the IG to remain in office and issue more reports that unfairly ruin the careers of other people by making false accusations against them.
Put your money where your mouth is, governor. Either remove the IG from office or else stop accusing him of being a dishonest or incompetent state official that you are allowing to remain in office.
Where do you get your information that the IG issues false reports? I haven't heard that. I guess we would hear that from the ones who are guilty. I've read many of the IG's reports and they appear to be unbiased, thoroughly researched and professionally written reports. Go to http://watchdog.ohio.gov/oiginve.htm and read some of his reports.
We should note the IG investigates allegations of wrongdoing by state agencies and officials in the executive branch of state government. As such, the IG is looking out for our taxpayer's monies and scrutiny our gov't operations. Yea!
Shokanman

Columbus, OH

#9 May 26, 2010
WOW! Senate Republicans can sure move fast when they can vote NO!
OSUGrad

Newark, OH

#10 May 26, 2010
More proof that the Senate, and the filthy republicans that infest it, is just one big miserable pathetic mess. Blind partisanship and idiocy - the republican way.
CSD

United States

#11 May 26, 2010
Off to Target to do some more shopping for her...
Ron Frickin Swanson

Grove City, OH

#12 May 26, 2010
ASHAMED wrote:
Cathy Collins Taylor was used and abused. I am a registered republican but no more!! I truly am ashamed of this action and to say I live in Ohio.
If you truly believe that, then you were just a weak RINO anyway. Good riddance.
Ulysses

United States

#13 May 26, 2010
The Senate did the right thing in rejecting Ms. Cathy Collins-Taylor. When the new Governor is elected this Fall, the first thing he should do is terminate Ms. Collins-Taylor from the Ohio Parole Board. We don't need incompetent political hacks serving on that important board. Whereas on a one to one basis, Strickland comes across as very personable, as an administrator he is very incompetent. I remember two years ago, during the Presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton (in Strickland's presence), kept repeatedly shouting "Shame on you Barack Obama"; Strickland kept continuously nodding his head, and saying "yes". He came across as a puppet. Also, I'm tired of hearing Strickland's repeated story of how he was raised in a chicken shack, and of seeing his brother (in his country type attire), in an effort to show the public that "I'm just a poor country boy, who got into politics".
CallMeCynic

Columbus, OH

#14 May 26, 2010
Glad to know that a political hack that's been outed and disgraced for lying to the Inspector General and essentially removed from her position by the Senate is now moving on a position on the Ohio Parole Board. Tells you everything you need to know about the integrity and quality of the Ohio Parole Board doesn't it?!?!
Remember When

Grand Haven, MI

#15 May 26, 2010
Ulysses wrote:
The Senate did the right thing in rejecting Ms. Cathy Collins-Taylor. When the new Governor is elected this Fall, the first thing he should do is terminate Ms. Collins-Taylor from the Ohio Parole Board. We don't need incompetent political hacks serving on that important board. Whereas on a one to one basis, Strickland comes across as very personable, as an administrator he is very incompetent. I remember two years ago, during the Presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton (in Strickland's presence), kept repeatedly shouting "Shame on you Barack Obama"; Strickland kept continuously nodding his head, and saying "yes". He came across as a puppet. Also, I'm tired of hearing Strickland's repeated story of how he was raised in a chicken shack, and of seeing his brother (in his country type attire), in an effort to show the public that "I'm just a poor country boy, who got into politics".
Governor Strickland happens to be loyal, both to the individuals he endorses and to those he appoints...regarding the chicken shack story, it rings a lot truer than "my father was a mailman" story - both are true but when you thread these statements to the candiates' tax returns (if Kasich ever releases his) one sees who has really benefited from government service...by the way, Kasich's latest claim that he was largely responsible for Google going public is hogwash and The Dispatch ought to say so!
columbusreader

Columbus, OH

#16 May 26, 2010
"Cathy Collins-Taylor personifies real service and real commitment to this state," said Sen. Nina Turner, D-Cleveland. "One snapshot in time should not diminish her service or ruin her career."

Give me a break! If any of us had screwed up like that, we'd be fired on the spot!
UAW worker

Kissimmee, FL

#17 May 26, 2010
Keep her on the payroll Governor. That way her husband will still deliver the union vote.
Frenchy

New Albany, OH

#18 May 26, 2010
ASHAMED wrote:
Cathy Collins Taylor was used and abused. I am a registered republican but no more!! I truly am ashamed of this action and to say I live in Ohio.
Yea RIGHT! Get back to work, because our tax dollars are probably paying your wages. If you're really telling the truth, then why aren't you ashamed at how retired Major Booker and the good Captain were treated by Collins-Taylor and her henchmen. How would you like to be on the receiving end as they were? Don't think so! See you, wouldn't want to be you Cathy.
Frenchy

New Albany, OH

#19 May 26, 2010
CallMeCynic wrote:
Glad to know that a political hack that's been outed and disgraced for lying to the Inspector General and essentially removed from her position by the Senate is now moving on a position on the Ohio Parole Board. Tells you everything you need to know about the integrity and quality of the Ohio Parole Board doesn't it?!?!
Yes it does! The appointment of non-qualified political hacks continue. When is this craziness going to stop? She's no more qualified for this position, as she was for any of the other ones she's had since retiring from CPD. This is why the Tea Party has risen and gained strength and will continue to grow. A modern day revolution is developing similiar to our fore-fathers, when they cried "Taxation without Representation". WAKE UP PEOPLE!
Coleman is a tool

Columbus, OH

#20 May 26, 2010
The Governor wants to keep slamming the IG to cover this ladies rear end, why is this???? I know a few of the IG memebrs and those guys are the real deal and if the report says she lied, you can rest assured, she lied. One of the actual agencies in Ohio that has some integrity is the Inspector General office.

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