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February 23, 2011
Village Clerk rips Buffalo Grove
residents for not turning out to vote
Oh, no! She did it, again!
Janet Sirabian, the incumbent Buffalo Grove Village Clerk, answered her candidate survey from the Daily Herald by saying that all three of her top campaign priorities were for the residents of Buffalo Grove to behave themselves better. Now, Jan is ripping us for not turning out to vote in large enough numbers on Election Day.
We sure can fix that one, can't we? We can fix that one by voting for Rob Sherman for Village Clerk in Early Voting, beginning March 14th, or on Election Day, which is April 5th.
Rob Sherman Jan Sirabian
Earlier this month in Rob Sherman News, I told you how Jan said, when she and I were at an endorsement interview at the Daily Herald, that the reason so few Buffalo Grove residents run for public office is that Buffalo Grove residents are lazy. I also told you how Jan found fault with us for not volunteering enough. Apparently, Jan thinks we're too lazy to do that, too, despite the fact that living our productive suburban lifestyles and meeting our immense financial obligations consume huge amounts of our time.
Now, Jan says that her #1 campaign issue is that not enough of us naughty, irresponsible and lazy residents of Buffalo Grove turn out to vote on Election Day.
No, Jan! That's not what the Daily Herald meant by, "What are your top 3 campaign issues?" They meant: What would you have the Office of Village Clerk do differently, or better, if you got elected -- not what should the bad, bad, residents of Buffalo Grove do differently or better, regardless of whether you or I get elected to be the next Village Clerk of Buffalo Grove.
Let me give you some examples of what I'm talking about, Jan. In the answers to my candidate survey from the Daily Herald, I said that my top 3 campaign issues were:
Competence: Providing Meeting Minutes that reveal, not Minutes that conceal like yours do by saying things such as, "Discussion ensued. Staff answered questions." Not losing the keys to Village Hall. Not losing tapes of Executive Sessions. Things like that, Jan -- things that pertain to the Office of Village Clerk, not castigating the fine residents of Buffalo Grove for perceived shortcomings.
Innovative new programs that won't add to the cost of government, such as Good Government Fairs, passport processing for residents and providing Notary services for residents. Things like that, Jan -- things that pertain to the Office of Village Clerk, not mocking the fine residents of Buffalo Grove for not being as good as you.
Providing a technical service to the residents of Buffalo Grove in a professional and competent manner, where everybody gets treated with respect regardless of their theological perspectives, and where the fine, dedicated, over-worked and under-appreciated residents of Buffalo Grove don't get ridiculed for perceived personality flaws by a holier-than-thou incumbent Village Clerk who has a superiority complex.
My campaign issues are real public service-related priorities, Jan, not the mean, angry, purported "campaign issues" that you presented.
You just don't get it, do you, Jan? With your attitude, you really should simply retire now and withdraw from the race, before you embarrass yourself any further. I'll even volunteer to fill in for you, for the rest of the term, to get an early start on a full term as Buffalo Grove Village Clerk.
Previous Rob Sherman News stories about this subject matter:
Monday, Feb. 21: Village Clerk criticizes Buffalo Grove residents again, this time for not volunteering enough
Monday, February 14: "Buffalo Grove residents are lazy!" says Village Clerk Jan Sirabian to Daily Herald
Wed., Jan. 26: Sherman submits candidate questionnaire to Daily Herald in race for Buffalo Grove Village Clerk
Wednesday, December 29: Rob Sherman wins the lottery!
Tuesday, December 28: New Rob Sherman for Village Clerk web site launches
Monday, Dec. 13: Buffalo Grove Police refuse to arrest Sherman after "Protester" complaint at BG Post Office
Sunday, November 7: Yet another scandal by Buffalo Grove Village Clerk
Thursday, Nov. 4: Public Access Counselor finds BG Clerk failed to provide sufficient detail in meeting Minutes
Monday, November 1: Complaint filed with Attorney General against Buffalo Grove Village Clerk
Monday, October 18: Illinois Public Access Counselor condemns Minutes of gov't meetings that lack specificity
Thursday, October 14: Village Clerk says losing keys to Village Hall is no big deal
Tuesday, October 12: Sherman declares candidacy for Buffalo Grove Village Clerk
Monday, October 11: Sherman renews call for Buffalo Grove Village Clerk to resign
Wednesday, October 6: Term Limits of 32 years proposed for Buffalo Grove elected officials
Tues, 10/5: New scandal regarding Buffalo Grove "Minutes": Was it Finance Committee or Comm of the Whole?
Monday, October 4: Buffalo Grove Village Clerk doesn't get it in dispute over meeting Minutes
Sunday, October 3: Buffalo Grove Trustee backs Sherman in dispute over meeting Minutes
Saturday, October 2: Illinois Open Meetings Act backs Sherman in dispute over Buffalo Grove meeting Minutes
Friday, October 1: Sherman to challenge Minutes of Buffalo Grove Committee of the Whole meeting
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