Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Foster County's BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Ex-Foster-County-State's-Attorney Paul Murphy wants his old job back and has applied to run for that office in the coming election.
How can anybody forget our old State's Attorney Paul Murphy and how he left office?
As you remember, Murphy was the one who abruptly quit because the commissioners were wondering why he wasn't responsible for the $15,000 loss on the county shop project. His counsel to the commissioners in regard to the shop project was that it was okay to break the law because they had insurance to cover it. Unfortunately, the insurance failed to cover the loss, and Foster County was out $15,000.
When confronted by Commissioners Dreher and Gussiaas about the shop fiasco as well as his other incompetent actions or lack of action, Murphy stormed out of the meeting and tendered his resignation - effective immediately. In other words, he was so unconcerned with the welfare of the citizens of Foster County that he left us with no state's attorney.
Murphy also decided to push all the County's legal files and property out on the city sidewalk, completely unprotected to the elements and whatever incident that might harm them. Several citizens were appalled to see all the filing cabinets and loose files sitting out on the street with no one around to protect them.
At that time, Murphy also had no problem contacting every single news agency... talking about how Foster County was so hostile to him personally, and that he couldn't work under those circumstances.
It will be interesting to find out why Murphy has had a change of heart and why he thinks the commissioners will put up with his incompetence again in the future.