EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a selection of the responses from readers of MDJOnline.com in reaction to recent MDJ stories.
Two Superior Court Clerk hopefuls cleared for race …
Cobb CSI — Why don’t some decent law-school educated women ever run for office in Cobb! Almost every female running for those court positions has no integrity. I’m a woman, but what’s wrong with those females? They’re really not women because they don’t have the honesty real women have. We need to purge ourselves of those type women in Cobb — they’re not to be trusted and evil. These females are not setting good examples for Cobb girls. Why don’t the decent women step up?
Stop the excuses — (Candidate) John Skelton sounds like Obama every day, won’t stand up for his mistakes and throwing the blame/excuse card everywhere. I want someone who is an adult in office for Cobb Superior Court Clerk and (candidate) Rebecca Keaton clearly is an adult. Not once has she thrown the blame/excuse card, she has my vote.
Ms. X — I know (candidate) Joan Davis and I’m not a fan. As it stands right now, Davis is no longer a practicing Georgia lawyer. However, she is likely still a member of the bars in the other jurisdictions. They probably have not acted upon her recent disbarment here. Unless they do, she is in fact, a lawyer. One I would vote for? Heck no! But a lawyer nonetheless.
Retiree1 — Davis is most definitely NOT an active, admitted, attorney or lawyer in any other jurisdiction. She let her memberships in those bars lapse years ago. In Maine, Pennsylvania & Hawaii she has been administratively suspended. She “pooh poohed” it by saying it just means she didn’t pay her annual dues there, but there is more to it than that. And she has a duty to tell those other states that she was disbarred here. Wonder when she will get around to that??
Still wondering — Why is the act of covering over and writing anew the name of a different deputy on a FILED Probate Court form not considered fraud? If I wish to amend a filed document related to a probate issue do I only have to bring a bottle of white-out to complete the task?
Hobnail Boot — @Still wondering, you can stop wondering. Yes you can. Just make a copy of the old document, cross out the old terms, write in the new terms, re-title it as amended and sign the new document. It is that easy.
Nasty, bitter Keaton — “He’s a lawyer and he doesn’t even know the law, so that’s what’s kind of comical. He’s busy talking about the statute of limitations. All the things that he was talking about were things that lawyers have to do, not clerks.” Prediction: Keaton will lose once again.
Keaton Comment — We sure saw an ugly side of the princess with that comment. Keaton failed to comply with the local law and Rule 11. However, the Board decided that wasn’t sufficient basis to disqualify her. Certainly not high praise for Keaton.
Bumfuzzled! — Why is someone who has been disbarred being allowed to run for office, especially given that CHARACTER will certainly come into play if she wins? Personally, I am not only bumfuzzled, I am disgusted.
Cobb Politics — Let me get this straight, the Board of Elections ruled that Davis likely committed the offense of false swearing on her application and will refer the matter to the Cobb Attorney for possible criminal prosecution, but that shouldn’t disqualify Davis from running for an office that handles $50,000,000 per year? Then that same Board — at least 2 of whom have openly endorsed Keaton, found that Keaton didn’t follow its own its Rules but that isn’t enough to disqualify her? Lord help us!