Got to wonder about the strategy of whoever is bent on making sure that McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan does not get elected to the much higher paying job of Circuit Clerk.
Pouting on the negatives this far ahead of the March election is certainly not what political strategists would suggest.
Lots of voters have very short memories.
I do have one question that readers could answer.
If you are not a Republican Precinct Committeeman, are you receiving these emails?
If the emails are targeted just to GOP Committeemen, then they are probably aimed at convincing committeemen not to support McClellan.
Here is the most recent missive:
Updated: an hour ago
Al Franken, John Conyers, Harvey Weinstein…and Ed Gil?
The McHenry County Blog ran a story on the McHenry County Clerk’s husband and “Chief of Operations” and a sexual harassment complaint filed against him.
Allegedly, on a variety of occasions, Ed Gil made inappropriate statements to a subordinate female worker.
- “You are wearing those blue pants. I told you not to wear them because you look too good in them.” (September 2015)
- “You have a great figure because you never had kids.” (September 2015)
- “Do you mow the lawn in your bikini? The men in your neighborhood must love it.” (September 2015)
- “Not only men look at you, but women check you out as well.” (September 2015)
Unfortunately, the list continues. You can see the sexual harassment filing here.
After Gil’s alleged advances were rejected, the alleged victim was transferred out of Gil’s department and sent home.
With all the current perpetrators in Congress, Hollywood, and the private sector, we should not forget about ones in our own backyard.
Here are a few questions for County Clerk McClellan.
- If Ed Gil wasn’t your husband, would he have been hired in the first place?
- If Ed Gil wasn’t your husband, would he still be employed after the election day disaster?
- If Ed Gil wasn’t your husband, would he still be employed after this sexual harassment complaint?
It’s tough to believe that the answers to any of those would be a yes.1
It’s easy to get distracted by the big names in the #MeToo movement.
However, we can’t forget about our daughters, wives, and mothers who have to face harassment right here in our community.
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This is the first time McHenry County Blog has been cited.
That’s probably because no other news medium ran a story on the subject.