Posts Bizarre, Bible-Reference Filled Defense on YouTube
If you haven’t yet been following what’s been going on in Ravalli County, Montana, it’s time to start. The complete and total failure of the county to manage its own finances is classic example of what happens when you put TEA Partiers in charge. Here is the latest.
This video was published on Youtube over the weekend. It’s from recently ousted TEA Party Treasurer Valerie Stamey (who is on leave with pay), and it is pasted below. You should really watch this yourself before someone takes it down. Here’s some of what Stamey has to say in her own words:
“I would ‘preciate it if you would tolerate while I do this for myself.
“Before I speak I pray for God’s intervention into my brain…and I keep my eyes open ’cause I want you to know I mean it…Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done , on earth, which is where we are right now, as it is in heaven….
“My only goal is to state the wrong that I find and state the right that is right… I’m not a criminal, I’ve never committed a criminal act. I’m not perfect. I am a sinner who has sinned…”
Stamey appears to believe that the firestorm she faces is related to a plan God has for her to uncover “corruption” in Ravalli County. She compares herself to Saul of Tarsus and Moses in that both were, according to Stamey, unwillingly called to serve.
As I said in my own words. Really God?! Really!? It’s not a good time. Elections are coming up.
Stamey said she didn’t want to contact that most hated entity of TEA Partiers across the nation, the federal government and specifically the FBI, about the county commissioners who didn’t vote to appoint her and those in her office who brought to light the financial problems in the county that have been snowballing for months.
Why did I contact the FBI? Do I like the FBI? Do I think they are our friends? No, I don’t.
However, Stamey that she was forced to contact them because the local sheriff did not contact the state attorney general to tell his office that Ms. Stamey had, as she claims, uncovered “criminal activity” committed by others.
She says she found herself “criminalized and removed from office” before she could find any “more” evidence of the “crimes” she alleges were committed by the permanent members of the staff of the treasurer’s office.
Stamey says local authorities subverted her efforts to find the truth and that she “had to think very carefully about what her next thoughts were.” Apparently, those next thoughts lead Stamey to contact several different FBI offices, including the ones in Helena, Kalispsell, Missoula, and the Utah regional office. I’m not sure why it was necessary to contact many different FBI offices to make allegations, so we’ll have to defer to Stamey’s expertise in these matters.
Stamey claims both that no one would tell here where any of the financial records were kept and also that she had seen and had “information and documentating[sic] proof” that others have taken actions that “at best make you scratch your head and you go what in the world would we have done this for.”
Perhaps someone with more financial experience could have made more sense of the documents, but that’s not who the world class TEA Party members of the Ravalli County Commission–Suzy Foss, Jeff Burrows, and Ron Stoltz–chose to put in the job.
The entire video can be viewed below or on youtube here. This post has only scratched the service of its content. The Bitterroot Star has also uncovered more legal and financial troubles from Stamey and her husband’s past.