Chapman brought the conversation back to elected officials' pay..."I would just not be able to live with myself making $600 (per month) more than the District 3 commissioner, whoever wins," he said. "I have no stake in who wins. I just don't think that's fair."
He added: "I'll write a check back to the county if we don't pass something."
Point #1: Gee, Mike, you seem to have been managing to "live with yourself" for years now, making more than other Commissioners. Years. I guess this wasn't a concern then because..?
Point #2: No one believes you "have no stake" in who wins the election, Mike. You're a sexist, overpaid, white Republican guy. Clearly you'd be happier and more comfortable if Bill Peach, your demographic and ideological twin, won. Do you really think anyone believes your "fair and balanced" act at this point?
Point #3: Since this is a monthly difference in pay, I assume you'd be writing a check to the County each and every month you're in office, Mike?
Point #4: From the context, and the amount mentioned previously, I have to assume that this mythological check would be for the aforementioned $600. If - and I do mean IF - you were to actually write that check, Mike, then you'd be returning double the amount that your pal Steve Tharinger did after promising to return all the pay he received from the County while working as a State rep. The amount Tharinger's promise would have had him returning from his double-dipping would have been in the thousands, not a puny $300.
Mr. Smith went to Washington...
Mr. Chapman and crew just go to the bank.
But you guys all do like to hang on to your money, don't you, Mike? And I have a strong feeling that Steve's broken promise will soon be joined by yours. After all, you're pals, and cut from the same rotten cloth.
And finally...What kind of idiotic, backwards, out-of-touch County gives step pay increases to elected officials? These guys are posturing as being concerned about the budget, but left that little fiscal timebomb in place? That should have been one of the first things you changed.
And it would have been, if you were actual public servants. But you're not. Mike Chapman, Steve Tharinger, Jim McEntire...All the same. Professional pocket-liners and thieves, hypocrites and liars. No wonder then that Clallam County is in the sad condition that it is.