As frequent readers of this blog know, I have a fundamental problem with a sitting judge running for a partisan office.
As a lifelong Democrat, I am inherently fearful of coming before a judge who may or may not be looking for a partisan donation, letter to the editor, or endorsement. I’d be happy to trade my endorsement for less parking tickets, but I don’t think that’s what “Equal Justice Under the Law” etched above the Supreme Court means…
I was watching the news the other day when I saw KXLH’s Mike Dennison’s story on sitting District Court Judge Russ Fagg. You see, despite raising money, giving campaign speeches, marching in parades, and sitting down for interviews with top political reporters, Judge Fagg continues to claim he is just exploring a run for Senate.
If he’s “exploring” a run for Senate, I am exploring being a blogger. Just look at his sleek campaign wesbite:
Let’s ignore, for a second, the ethical lapses. Let’s ignore the fundraising. Let’s ignore the speeches. Heck, let’s ignore the interviews. If President Trump has taught us anything it’s that only Twitter can dispel the #FAKENEWS.
Well, Russell seems to be showing his hand a bit on the social media front. Russell can insist he’s not made up his mind all he wants, but twitter tells a different story.
Maybe tweet at him and he will tell you the truth.