That would have been a good idea, except that because Suttle screwed up his presser, he won’t be able to do that just yet.
“I have asked Matt Samp to separate himself from my Administration.”
Channels 7 and 42 each reported that Samp “resigned”.
“I will decline the position of Community Chief of Staff.”
So which is it Mayor-elect Suttle? Did he quit or did you rescind the offer? There’s a big difference.
The normal route here is that the offeree nobly rejects the offer “for the good of the City” etc. etc. But here there is a little twist.
Suttle can’t exactly take that path because then people may say, “Hey, you kept your Chief of Staff position open to a suspected pedophile?” (to use the harshest argument).
So instead Suttle said that he rescinded the offer (apparently before Samp rejected it?) because,
“I expect my staff to lead by example.”
So when did that all change? Does he have new info? Can he share it with us? With the parents of the supposed victims?
Sure there’s Attorney General Jon Bruning’s statements that Samp was calling some sixteen year old, but Bruning himself said that he can’t legally act on that.
So just exactly what is it that Suttle believes Samp has done that is not “leading by example”?
Suttle left plenty out there on Monday afternoon. And if anything, the History Books will show a shot of a frazzled Ron Gerard wondering why he ever got out of the weatherman biz.
And if Suttle was hoping to lead by example, the example he has set is, “Don’t ask. Because I won’t tell.”