Say it ain’t so, Jeff!
According to the Globe, Barnstable County Sheriff James Cumming has appointed defeated Congressional candidate and repub favorite Jeff Perry to the $111,000 position of Barnstable County “Special Sheriff”. Furthermore, “Cummings said he has gone without a special sheriff for several years.” It goes without saying that an elected official being appointed by a political ally to a high paying position so unnecessary that it can go vacant for years is shameless hackery. I assume all those who justifiably criticized Senator Walsh will level the equal appropriate and continuous criticism at Representative Perry.
In addressing Perry’s disturbing history, Sheriff Cumming says that last month he hired a former FBI agent to “investigate” and good news for Perry: “The investigator was completely satisfied that Jeff Perry did nothing to cover up and did not stand by and watch the strip search”. Wow, good day for a politician who needs to bounce back from a tough loss like Perry…he’s given a fat do-nothing job on the public payroll at nearly twice the pay of his old job on the public payroll AND a private investigation paid for by his new boss/old buddy has totally cleared him of wrongdoing regarding the massive skeleton (one of them, anyway) in his closet! I can’t wait to see the new evidence Sheriff Cumming has apparently discovered. For the sake of the reputation of his new Super Special Sheriff, I’m sure his PI’s entire report will be released ASAP.