cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The 'Disturbing News' Blog posted on April 24th discussed the newspaper article that highlighted Trustee Langer's resignation as Campaign Finance Director for President Kempinski. Since that time, I have reviewed the campaign finance reports for both individuals.
Copies of the 'resignation' letter written by Trustee Langer dated April 10th and the 'acknowledgement' letter written by President Kempinski dated April 12th were found in the respective folders. Mr. Langer refers to "many changes on the forms that were turned in and have numerous changes to them that I have no knowledge of" as his reason for the resignation. Mr. Kempinski responded in his acknowledgment letter by indicating his surprise that this happened a year after the election (for Village President), referred to the "minor amendment" that "had to be made because you did not fill the form out properly" and his statement that "What is most surprising is your failed memory in regards to your making those many changes you have referred to". Kempinski went on, in his letter, to say that "the forms were filled out by you and signed by you".
There were two specific changes that had been made and that were acknowledged in the margins of the report. One was noted as an "improper donation" which could mean that it was done using a corporate check rather than a personal check, for example. The other was to a union fund that had exceeded the maximum amount permitted at that time by $50.
Of more interest were the half-dozen or more that were obliterated by the use of what I would call 'white out fluid'. Those items are no longer legible and there are no indications present that I could see which would describe the changes made and the reasons for the changes. The totals on the report were also changed with the use of the 'white out fluid' and there is no indication I saw as to what those changes entailed. I have to assume that the totals were corrected to reflect the two visible changes as well as the other non-visible changes.
There is probably never going to be an answer to this puzzlement, but it all, once again, leaves me wondering what and why?