Politics is said to be a blood sport. But even politics is regulated by laws and regulations concerning campaigning and, more importantly a little common sense is needed in how a candidate or elected official acts in public if they desire to hold or win office.
Clark County Councilor David Madore seems to believe such measures do not apply to him as he continues to dig himself deeper and deeper into a hole of irrelevancy while announcing his intent of running for reelection.
His latest escapade is mind-boggling in that he claims to be ferreting out corruption, but engages in a form of corruption against a private citizen himself.
This blog and even the Lazy C has covered the Great Bocce Ball Party recently hosted by editor Lou Brancaccio and even questioned by some on the left as to its appropriateness so soon after being awarded the contract from the county to be the newspaper of record and reap thousands of dollars.
As was said then, no laws were broken but it gave an appearance of rewarding the ones voting for the awarding of the contract.
It was pretty much put to rest over a week ago as we all returned to our everyday business. Everybody that is, except Madore and his band of minions proclaiming to “promote wise and ethical local government.”
In doing so, they lifted a photo of the Republicans in attendance that was taken by a private citizen also in attendance and captioned it, “Local Republicans who are in overt collusion with Clark County liberal establishment to reclaim power for the establishment. Photo taken at at the home of liberal Columbian editor Lou Brancaccio.”
No credit given to the person who they took the photo from nor was any permission sought to use it.
For his part, Councilor Madore, on his facebook “newspaper” also included the image within a post he claimed was presenting confirmation of favoritism in regards to the contract award. He also did not credit the photo’s owner nor seek permission.
Seeing her photo being misused, the owner politely asked last evening that Councilor Madore remove the photo from his page.
Now you would think a decent person proclaiming to be a “God-fearing Christian” would comply with such a polite request. It is the only decent thing to do.
But not David Madore. No, instead he argued about the photo’s importance to his cause while all but telling her he can do whatever he desires with other people’s property.
What happened to respect for private property? Hasn’t such respect been one of the foundations of conservatism?
How can he proclaim to be a “good steward” of the people’s business when he displays nothing but disrespect and contempt for the people by refusing to comply with a request to remove an image that infringes on someone’s copyright?
You can bet that if I were the campaign manager of any one of his opponents this election that this contempt he showed on his page for a private citizens intellectual property would be on a campaign flyer and sent to every single home within his district.
Councilor Madore, what in the hell is wrong with you? You cry about decency, but show none towards a female with a polite request of her property.
You cry about corruption in the county, but show corruption yourself by using someone’s material without their permission and then refuse to comply with a simple, polite request to remove it.
Two wrongs do not make a right is what my parents taught me and I’m sure yours did too.
You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself, Councilor Madore.
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