This morning, I praised the revision of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s official web site for including information about incarcerated prisoners.
Some readers pointed out another aspect of the “new look.”
One of the few commenters willing to use their names, Crystal Laker Paul Greenlee commented,
“I appreciate the county’s effort in this regard.
“However, I cringe at the tacit endorsement of Zinke as Boss Hogg’s successor.
“Other than Joe Biden, how many number two guys in any organization are featured as prominently as the number one?
“I’m not saying, I’m just saying.”
“Joe Biden is featured as prominently as President Obama?
“On what planet.”
Former Green Party candidate for Sheriff, Gus Philpott, observed,
“Paul Greenlee, you are exactly right!
“The sheriff’s newly-redesigned website homepage is a blatant political tool and is an attempt to raise Zinke’s profile in the minds of the voters and public.
“Zinke’s mugshot and white shirt belong inside the website somewhere and only if other deputies are shown.
“Not only command personnel, but rank-and-file.
“But they aren’t running for sheriff in November 2014 or expecting to be appointed by the County Board, when Nygren bails out after July 2012.
“Thanks for hitting the nail on the head.
“When you do think that picture of Nygren with the FIVE-point badge was taken?”