I have been monitoring the Albany Democrat Herald, home delivery and online editions to see if there is going to be anything published on the rage that John Lindsey demonstrated, in a public meeting toward Albany Mayor, Sharon Konopa.
A little bird told me, at The Oregon Cascade West Council of Government last month, where officials from several counties joined together to meet about common issues, there was an outburst. Just as the meeting was getting underway, John Lindsey stood up and confronted Mayor Sharon Konopa and started verbally assaulting her, using the F-bomb several times. I believe the audio recording of this meeting had already started and it would be interesting to hear or read in the OCWCOG Agenda and Minutes. The verbal assault got so heated, that the chairman had to physically restrain John Lindsey and suggest strongly that he quite down. F-Bombs? Seriously! When is it that you get to embarrass our county in front of a collection of The Oregon Cascade West Council of Government and get a “pass” on it? I’m just saying, there should be transparency and accountability for outbursts like this, that could have easily turned physical, given the way he was physically held back by the chairman.
Why haven’t I seen anything about this in the newspaper? Is this another cover-up that is being glossed over by his friends? Or, could it be that John Lindsey’s temper is another thing that can be chalked up to him being above the law, and is being given a pass by his friends in office and the press.