Yesterday’s disclosure that John Mauro’s nephew, and several other close Democrat friends and allies of the three Democrat Supervisors, is now even further evidence that the only long term solution to the graft and corruption is sweeping out the Courthouse. With "Boss Hogg" John Mauro at the helm, residents of Iowa’s largest county must wonder when the name was changed from Polk to Hazzard County.
Every day brings new disclosures about this Polk County Democrat Machine. District 3 Democrat Tom Hockensmith has perhaps shown the greatest cheek when he expressed outrage at the diversion of County money to bonuses for CIETC employees, all of whom happen to be family members and cronies of the Democrat Supervisors themselves. At first glance, “Roscoe P. Coltrane” Hockensmith's July 30 outrage seems only oddly inconsistent with his own direct approval of a half million dollar bonus to County union employees on the last day of the fiscal year, but where was his outrage before the Register covered the story on July 30?
Early on, the Dem Sups knew of Ako Samad’s dual relationship with the Polk County Democrat Machine and to CIETC but we heard no call for an investigation? When the public learned that blank forms were used, no call for an investigation or even an accounting of County money came from Hockensmith. When Archie's use of multiple different signatures was exposed, Hockensmith's keen sense of public duty did not raise any questions about who signed the forms that directed the three quarters of a million dollars of Polk County money that went into CIETC.
Didn’t the subject of these generous bonuses ever come up in anyone's conversation at any of the political and social events the three Democrat Sups have attended by the dozen since the bonuses were “delivered”? When discussing the CIETC budget including the bonuses didn’t Angela Connolly (not to be confused with “Daisy” Cunningham) and Roscoe P., I mean, Tom Hockensmith think that perhaps they hadn’t authorized the use of the money for bonuses to their presumably grateful friends and family (lets us never forget that "Daisy" Cunningham's daughter is or at least was on the County payroll)?
Not even upon learning of the actual use of the money, which the Democrat Sups knew at least a month ago, was the Hockensmith sense of outrage tripped. Nope, not until contacted by the Des Moines Register did Tom, with all of the sincerity and integrity of Claude Rains discovering gambling at Rick’s Café’ American in Casablanca, become “incensed at that cesspool over at CIETC.” Really, Tom do you think the voters of Polk County are that dumb, although that question is yet to be answered I guess.
What are you going to do about it? Get out and door knock and telephone for Wes Enos and Chris Hagenow or let apathy give the Democrats an electoral victory that will ratify their corruption? Raise money for our local and legislative races, a dozen of which are right here in Polk County, or hope that something good comes along and somebody else takes care of the problem?
SWEEP OUT THE COURTHOUSE-VOTE REPUBLICAN!