IAFF: Sorry, Brother Walsh
And just like that, the real problem is exposed.
Ricky Walsh, IAFF 7th district vice president, took to Facebook yesterday to explain his position on the board’s hiding of the $1.2M Schnader Report.
He said, in part:
I personally voted to release that report to you, unredacted. I think its the right thing to do, and you paid for it. Additionally, my vote to release isn’t a commentary on the DVP’s who may have voted differently. I stand by my decision.
The second sentence perfectly explains our grim situation.
“…my vote to release isn’t a commentary on the DVP’s who may have voted differently.”
And why not, Brother Walsh?
Where is the moral and ethical concern?
Where is the desire to purge our union of corruption?
Where is the commitment to lead and stand for something?
Walsh absolves the “no” voters of any ethical responsibility for their actions.
As if to say, “My fellow fat-cats are hiding the truth but they are all really good guys, after all. You would agree if you could go to enough fancy dinners with them.”
Walsh is admitting he simply casts votes and has no larger role to play in working to make the IAFF ethical and honest.
It’s apparently against the rules of the country club to express moral outrage that your fellow fat-cats are cooking our books.
Ask yourself this: why does Walsh feel compelled to give the “no” voters cover?
Walsh is part of the problem and all the evidence you will ever need that the board is comprised of the wholly corrupt or those who tolerate them.
We are in very serious trouble when people like Walsh pass for the good guys.
That’s the crew leading us.