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Perceived Conflict Of Interest Is A Slippery Slope

February 21, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: I am writing to address the issue of County Legislator Lori Cornell recusing herself from the vote on the sale of the County Home due to a “conflict of interest....

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CREDENCE

Feb-22-13 9:13 AM

"Credence, you need to use quotes when you are using someone else's words." Oh,......?

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hacksbgone

Feb-22-13 7:59 AM

Unfortunately, Lori Cornell's political career is not necessarily over. There are probably enough blinded Democrats who will vote for her or any other D candidate in any election. In reality, she would do less damage as the County Clerk. HOWEVER, She does not deserve to hold public office after her self-serving stance on the County Home issue. And I'm not talking about her tearful smokescreen about her grandmother....She tried to ride the fence by saying I don't like the owner but want the home sold. This response was crafted to try and appease both camps on the issue of the Home sale. You can't have it both ways. She is a fraudulant lawmaker and a full-time politician who's just trying to worm her way into a career elected position. Let's make sure that doesn't happen.

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Orangeman

Feb-21-13 10:25 PM

Frankly I cant understand why she wants to run for County Clerk again!

At,least Sandy Sopak wont be running against her, and kicking her butt.

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Jazzie

Feb-21-13 9:50 PM

Nah..she won't be voted out. Obama was voted back into office...why not her?

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sueanne

Feb-21-13 6:43 PM

Bulldog, amen.

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Bulldog

Feb-21-13 6:34 PM

Thanks for the clarification Harold. Good riddance to two of them by default!!!

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duckster

Feb-21-13 6:13 PM

Government should be judged on how the least of us (the poor and otherwise disadvantaged) are treated. Having said this I still believe in my heart that the Home should still be sold..hmm

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sueanne

Feb-21-13 5:43 PM

Harold, thank you for the info,

that means we all get to vote on lori cornell, i cant wait. Cornells husband, i hope he runs, the voters wont forget the cornells attitude towards the voters.

Hoyer and whitney have their own agenda based on their social ideology and not the peoples wishes.

Things are looking pretty good.

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KabobBilly

Feb-21-13 3:04 PM

Whomever runs for Cornell's seat in November will be hand picked by her. Perhaps it will be her husband Chuck. Remember this Jamestown voters come November.

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Harold

Feb-21-13 2:40 PM

Bulldog, you are correct about Mrs. Cornell running for county clerk, but James, Whitney and Hoyer are all in the same new district. Two of them will be gone by default.

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taxpayer2

Feb-21-13 2:37 PM

It appears as though Ms. Cornell reclused herself because the voters in her district had already made it clear to her that The Home needed to be sold, if it were going to survive as a Nursing Home. Ms. Cornell went against all of the facts regarding the sale and also negated the taxpayers view on the sale. Having her grandmother in the Home has absolutely nothing to do with the sale of the Home. Mr. Whitney and Mr. Hoyer should attempt to cry as well, because the voters in their districts feel the same as those in Ms. Cornells! THE HOME MUST BE SOLD TO SURVIVE!!!!!!

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Brent1

Feb-21-13 12:28 PM

I have NEVER gotten a reason why this home should be treated any different than the many other privately owned homes in the county.

Isnt Dunkirk one of the lowest rated (1 star) homes in the county?

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sueanne

Feb-21-13 12:21 PM

We can vote on selling the home by voting for those that would do our business. If you voted for someone and they refuse to do your business, vote against them. The majority will have their way. Sooner or later.

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Brent1

Feb-21-13 12:08 PM

Cornell was voted into office by those who expect her to do their business. When she decides to go against those who put her in office, she is history and the rest of us outside of her district can see what she is and has no chance of winning any election for any job that serves the people. She simply gives the finger to those who voted her in office. Who would elect someone like that, she has a public record that she can not over come.

Just cant wait till November so we, the voters can really voice our opinion.

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duckster

Feb-21-13 10:23 AM

In an abstract way there is indeed a conflict of interest here. However, if Lori is really going to be honest with the voters and herself.. she should not cop out. Either way it is pretty clear that her political career is over. My hunch is that she is a nice person who will do ok in the real world. She holds a degree from a prestigious school and will land on her feet. Lori... start preparing yourself for a gig with no more stipends, mileage or monthly cash for sitting around meetings doing nothing.

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askwhy

Feb-21-13 9:48 AM

Cornell should vote the way the constituents want her to vote, and that is an overwhelmentaly yes for the sale of the home to anybody that will take it.

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CREDENCE

Feb-21-13 9:47 AM

pleaseWakeup, Now we all know what you are too.

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CREDENCE

Feb-21-13 9:46 AM

please, Now we all know what you are too.

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-21-13 9:26 AM

Anyway, I support Cornell for her vote for one reason.... She has the real understanding of the home, not the hearsay, that is on the street.

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-21-13 9:24 AM

Credence, I was all set to agree and then you bring religion into it.

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CREDENCE

Feb-21-13 9:06 AM

"...characterized by either support for or opposition to the Christian moral view." (so much for "dragon")

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CREDENCE

Feb-21-13 9:03 AM

sorry about the previous grammar it was spoken into "dragon" program

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CREDENCE

Feb-21-13 9:02 AM

More accurately a perceived conflict is more of a profound truths that America as we approach it and is no longer one nation under God. We are really two separate nations with two distinct and incompatible moral visions. We are two nations occupying the same piece of real estate and engaged in a giant culture tug-of-war for that real estate. We find ourselves currently collecting politicians who use this concept of two Americas to divide us into warring groups. Bikes are pitted against whites, rich against poor, Democrats against Republicans, Christians against Jews, consumers against capitalists, men against women, and so on. The truth is that different people do have different ideas of how America should look. But it is a lot simpler than a complicated smorgasbord of competing interests. There are just too basic competing visions for America. These encompass all the various special interest groups. These two views can be characterized as either support for or opposition to the Chris

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Bulldog

Feb-21-13 8:47 AM

We won't get the chance to vote Cornell out of the ligislature. She's going to run for county clerk while Vickye James runs in her place for the newly redesigned legislative district.

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sueanne

Feb-21-13 7:06 AM

Lori cornell recused herself. Not only is it a slippery slope but cornell is a slippery person. Her political future in Chautauqua county is over.

I don't believe she could get elected dog catcher in a county wide position.

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