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Civil servants with HUGE egos, anyone?

Dan

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I thought it was a little bit strange, after I first moved to Ohio, when gas pumps were labeled with a tag that read ...

FRANK RUSSO

Cuyahoga County Auditor

Yup, the stickers have his picture. In other places, there might be a sticker ffrom a local bureau of weights and measures, or Department of Agriculture, or something similar, but not ... well, a sticker of a guy.

Orange County, Florida, doesn't have a "Tax Collection Department." No, it's Earl K Wood Tax Collector, with no "department" or "agency" or other such suffix, because the head tax collector is ... well, Earl K. Wood. When I registered my car in Florida, I had to make the check payable to Earl K Wood, not Orange County.

So, what's the deal with civil servants that have big egos? Should they do their jobs, or are they entitled to prominently display their name in every possible way?
 

el Guapo

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Simple - It is an abuse of the public trust. It is politicing at its lowest form - forcing the taxpayer to pay so you can plaster your name everywhere. That is why incumbents are so often hard to beat.

Preachers do the same thing.

Columbia First Baptist Church
Bubba Smarmy Ledbetter -Pastor
 

Zoning Goddess

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Geez, Dan, Earl K Wood is an institution! He's been around longer than dirt! (Altho' I seem to remember reading in the Sentinel recently that he won't be running for re-election...)
 

Dan

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Zoning Goddess said:
Geez, Dan, Earl K Wood is an institution! He's been around longer than dirt!

That's what I've heard others say ... but is it typical for Florida Tax Collectors to slap their names everywhere in the manner that Earl K Wood did?

I might have to go with El Guapo ... that it's a sleazy way to keep your name in the public eye, and get more votes in the next election. Still, though, a picture of yourself wearing a bad rug on a gasoline pump certification sticker?

What is the deal with inner city preachers and their names displayed prominently on signs, anyhow? Don't see that in the suburbs.

 

Zoning Goddess

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Of course it's normal. It's what southern politicians do! But I've seen worse. In another FL county, the Supervisor of Elections name appeared 7 times (in red ink, no less) on my voter's registration card.
 

SlaveToTheGrind

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Dan said:
I thought it was a little bit strange, after I first moved to Ohio, when gas pumps were labeled with a tag that read ...



Yup, the stickers have his picture. In other places, there might be a sticker ffrom a local bureau of weights and measures, or Department of Agriculture, or something similar, but not ... well, a sticker of a guy.

Orange County, Florida, doesn't have a "Tax Collection Department." No, it's Earl K Wood Tax Collector, with no "department" or "agency" or other such suffix, because the head tax collector is ... well, Earl K. Wood. When I registered my car in Florida, I had to make the check payable to Earl K Wood, not Orange County.

So, what's the deal with civil servants that have big egos? Should they do their jobs, or are they entitled to prominently display their name in every possible way?

How could you trust a guy with a bad hairpiece and he can't even wear a shirt that fits and a necktie tied the right way.
 

ecofem

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Dan said:
That's what I've heard others say ... but is it typical for Florida Tax Collectors to slap their names everywhere in the manner that Earl K Wood did?

Yes. I think it must be mandated somewhere in the Florida Statutes... here in Jax it is....

MIKE HOGAN , Tax Collector.
 
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