Judge Jackson Harris made the right decision by recusing himself. Although I am sure he would have been unbiased, it’s clear that since his wife is a teacher, his decisions would have been attacked.
Kelly Marlow and her associates are using every delay tactic because this is in her best interest.
Alex Rodriquez is using the same stance against MLB since he has a limited time that his body can take the pounding of professional sports. Delaying his suspension by tying the matter up in courts allows him to continue playing for his final year or two.
Like A-Rod, Kelly Marlow only has a finite amount of time left in her political career. At this point, there is little chance that she could win another election. If/when she is convicted of the felonies for lying to police, she will be removed from office. Therefore, it is in her best interest to delay.
Three groups lose by this delay. First, the tea party movement loses because every time Marlow is mentioned in the Atlanta media, it is usually followed by “Tea Party favorite.”
Having her associated with the tea party only diminishes their brand. It also increases the fervor of those on the opposite end of the Republican spectrum.
Second, the Cherokee County Republican Party has the same issue with all three defendants in this case. All three are associated with the Republican Party, hampering its efforts to expand the party’s base.
Finally, it hurts Cherokee County. Every time there is a mention of this case in the local media, it hurts Cherokee County’s reputation as a leader in education and a place where people want to relocate.
All three should resign from their positions in public office and the Republican Party for the best interest of the Party and the community as a whole. Unfortunately, they are more concerned with themselves then the damage that they are causing.