All weekend strange and irresponsible posts have popped up on the local blogosphere, including a couple of attempted posts here – which by all accounts greatly exaggerated the incident.  The Times Standard has it covered, and I’ll let the people involved speak for themselves.

Already the thread below the article has veered off into the politics of it.  I’m sure the thread here won’t be any better.  How you look at the event is probably going to be colored by your politics.

For what it’s worth, what Mark has described of his own behavior is extremely inappropriate and he did right to apologize.  Beyond that, I have no idea about the chairmanship issue, or whether it was appropriate to replace him.  But right or wrong on the politics, you have to keep your cool.

As to how they should move forward, I’ll leave that to the Supervisors involved.