Chamber hedges bets on Brainard

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Does anyone besides me think that the Chamber is just stalling until Brainard is sworn in?

No Ralph, you aren’t the only one thinking that! Everybody I’ve talked to about this incident believes that the Chamber is simply biding time. If Brainard is sworn in, and later resigns the Chamber’s candidates get to vote on the replacement instead of the current Council, which has a few people speaking out against Brainard as a councilor.

Unfortunately, no matter what happens, the Chamber will end up owning the City Council and the County Commissioners, and “we the people” will be worse for the wear.

If it weren’t for the comments made by Brainard about having to hit his girlfriend to shut her up, I’d feel sorry for him. He will be kicked to the curb just as soon as the Chamber gets past his swearing-in.

I’ve also heard rumors that people are working to delay Brainard’s court hearing so that he can be sworn in before the hearing date. That is just a RUMOR—I have not confirmed it with anybody.

I don’t know what the postponement would accomplish.  I think it’s just a status conference.  He’s already been charged.

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