Monday, July 13, 2009

Ass Clown of the Week: Joe Washington

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 9:34 AM

click to enlarge Washington: Ass Clown, Fire Man, both? - NORTHEASTFIREDISTRICT.ORG
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  • Washington: Ass Clown, Fire Man, both?
The people have spoken and in a convincing manner they've elected Joe Washington, president of the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District as Ass Clown of the Week.

Washington won a commanding 51 percent of all votes cast (results here), beating such contemptible contenders as alleged murderers and an accused dog-fighting promoter.

What led to Washington's crushing victory? Well, it could be the lawsuits the Missouri attorney general and auditor filed against his fire district this month for allegedly violating state Sunshine Law and refusing to hand over financial date. Or it could be the way Washington and fellow board member, Robert Edwards, drummed up a charge to oust the lone dissenting district official last week. Or maybe it's the way Washington has allowed attorney Elbert Walton Jr. to milk the district for $227,000 in legal fees last year. Who really knows.

But this you cannot hold against Washington. The man sure knows how to make a slick website, with its flash photos, trance music and VH1-worthy videos like this one...

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