Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Huggie Bear says...

The word on the street is.....


Toby will not run for re-election.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess he changed his mind since the quote he gave in today's MC Herald.

Personally, I'd be shocked, even though his chief deputy has told everybody he won't be there for 4 more years.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just got it from a Sgt. at the S.O. that indeed, Trowbridge isn't running.

This will set up an epic campaign. Look for Jimbo Saxton to run again (and again be crushed), and also Narc section chief Randy Tucker, and Brad Harbour.

Could be a nasty race.

Anonymous said...

Will Longwitz for Sheriff! He was a FEDERAL PROSECUTOR!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and a "special prosecutor" in Justice Court.

Everybody in Justice Court laughs at that particular lie.

Including the current prosecutor, who let him second-chair a couple of DUI trials.

Anonymous said...

Sad day for Madison County. No matter what your opinion of the Sheriff has been you can't argue that he brought professionalism to the department.

Anonymous said...

Well, DUH, he announced he's not running on TV.

Anonymous said...

7:46 since you seem a little dim I'll type this very ssslllooowwwwllllyyyy: KF posted the first announcement minutes after the sheriff made the announcement to his staff. The TV news reported it 8 hours later.

See, the little things that say the date and time under each posting here allow the brighter ones here among us to reconstruct a chronology of events here, but don't let that concept confuse you....

bill said...

To the gutless anonymous lightweights who continue to run down Will Longwitz, here's a news flash for you - your guy won! I haven't seen anything here or anywhere else denigrating Judge Ratcliff, and it's time for you to get over yourselves and move on. Bill Billingsley

Anonymous said...

Bill:

Will was "my guy" until the runoff. I've never met Steve Ratcliff, so he certainly wasn't "my guy."

I just think Will's arrogance and overreaching -- hubris, even -- was despicable between the primary and the runoff.

And he padded his resume almost to the point of perjury.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Bill. Thank you for disclosing your identity on this blog. It certainly makes you more of a man. In the mean time, maybe you should examine your friend a bit more before defending him to the death.

I think that anyone with such naked ambition who would distort his career achievements to land a public office would be someone who would draw your ire rather than your respect.

When Will chose to run for office, and chose to puff his achievements, he should have expected that his peers (that is, those who actually have known him for a while) would be critical. That is because they don't hold up. He has done a pretty good job of ingratiating himself into the Madison County community, but that in and of itself does not make him experienced enough to do the job he was campaigning for.

He chose to bend the truth to the point that it looked like an origami swan, and some people won't let that be forgotten, nor should they. Sorry that it hurts your feelings.

Anonymous said...

Wow...now Mike Kent is not running??? What is going on in Madison County???

Anonymous said...

So what's the REAL reason Toby is not running? Has to be more than he wants to spend time with his family and run his bush-hog.

Anonymous said...

I think it has really taken a toll on him. He really gives it his all and with the stress that comes with that job it will take a toll on anyone. Also his close friend and Chief Deputy is retiring. I think it has always been somewhat of a package deal with them from the beginning. And stop being so suspicious, not all of the County politicians are crooked!

bill said...

Okay, 12:32 and 12:47 from yesterday, I understand what you're saying and would love to have the opportunity to debate some of your points. However, this thread is supposed to be about Toby Trowbridge, not Will Longwitz, and I'm not the one who went off on that tangent. I have a Facebook page and my private e-mail is billb0925@aol.com. I would enjoy a chance to continue our discussion, even if you choose to remain anonymous.

By the way, signing my posts doesn't make me more of a man. I do it because I don't think it's right to criticize someone if I am afraid they're going to find out who I am. It's a simple matter of standing behind what I believe, and it's not a manhood thing - women do it too, and I encourage you to consider it. BB

Anonymous said...

Toby is a class act. Toby is straight. Brad Sellers is straight. I think Arthur Johnston is probably straight. I think John Bell Crosby and Paul Griffin are probably straight. Karl Banks, Tim Johnson, D.I. Smith, and Rudy Warnock are full of political crap.

Anonymous said...

Jan 5 4:05 --

Honestly, I think it's because his chief deputy, Eddie Belvedresse (sp?) is leaving at the end of this year, come hell or high water.

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