Well, it’s happened. Sullivan County has now gotten another 15 minutes in the national spotlight thanks to (or should I say because of?) Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins and his recent arrest on charges of DWI.
The Daily Beast website has listed him as one of the nine lousiest mayors out there, ranking him only just slightly below Toronto’s infamous foul-mouthed Rob Ford, aka the guy with an alleged crack habit.
News outlets from Washington D.C. to the midwest have the town “Monticello, New York” plastered in headlines.
Got that, folks? It isn’t just Gordon Jenkins, whose foul-mouthed and racially charged booking videos have horrified the nation. It’s Monticello.
Monticello is — whether the residents like it or not — tied to their mayor and being dragged into every single news mention of his antics.
Is this the Sullivan County we want out there? For the rest of the world to point fingers and mock?
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The only way to end that? Is to put up a united front. To make smart decisions.
To move forward in a way that tells the rest of the world that this bump in the road represents one man and his personal issues not Sullivan County as a whole.
WE are better than this, Sullivan County.
Let’s act it.
Here’s the first crazy video — including the infamous clock-throwing incident:
What can we do to get past this?
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