On his web site, he describes the joint interview of himself and incumbent Pam Palmer by the Northwest Herald editors.
Here’s what he says:
ISN’T IT IRONIC?
On December 17, 2002, I attended an interview with a panel comprised of editors and reporters from the Northwest Herald in my hometown of Crystal Lake. Also present was my opponent.
The panelists asked each of us a series of questions, and, I must admit that I found my opponent’s responses to be shocking.
When confronted with problems from the 2006 internal audit, complaints relating to a lack of communication with department heads, and a failure to establish auditing procedures in county government, my opponent’s repeated response was to blame her predecessor, Ruth Rooney.
Indeed, it is ironic that an auditor – whose function is to ensure that county departments are financially accountable – would herself shirk accountability altogether when faced with tough questions, and would so boldly accuse the prior office-holder of being the one responsible for the problems which currently exist.
My opponent did not hesitate to blame her predecessor for the office’s current problems and to nonchalantly throw Ms. Rooney under the proverbial bus.
Tomorrow – Kelly Comments on Pam Palmer’s Appointment