Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Marty Kane Rallies to James Height's Defense

At the recent breakfast for Luzerne County political aspirant, Bob Morgan, Magistrate Marty Kane vigorously scolded Frank Pizzella, Wilkes-Barre Area School Director, for not endorsing the embattled James Height who is currently part of the messy and embattled and being investigated Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Height admitted in a recent newspaper article that he went on a vacation (along with 6 others) with a local businessman who is currently being mentioned in articles dealing with the investigations of the W-B School District. Height contends that he has proof that he paid his own way.

Big Marty Kane took Pizzella to task for not endorsing Height and did so in front of many present. Marty takes that judical role seriously as part of the magisterial cloak he wears. One has to admire his restraint and tact in being both a magistrate and a politician.

For more on James Height please read below:

"James Height Out of Control at Public's Expense

Did you read where the charming James Height, School Director in Wilkes-Barre Area, has employed a relative at the top of the pay scale for this particular job in the Wilkes-Barre School District?

Then he had the nerve to actually vote for this person and said he did not have to abstain because he, "checked with a lawyer." Who was the lawyer? Perry Mason?The HUGE salary of Jim Height's relative, James Post, was noted in the article in the Times Leader on July 12th.

Jeff Namey, Superintendent said in the article that James Post, “will be responsible for totally computerizing the purchasing department,” Namey said. “We are computerized, but there are still a lot of things being done with paper and pencil, which, to me, is ridiculous in this day and age.”The article then noted that at a July 7 meeting, the board hired James G. Post as purchasing agent at an annual salary of $68,000. Post is married to the sister of Height’s wife, Namey said.

In the article, Jeff Namey said Height's relative's salary will be a few hundred dollars more than than the person he was replacing.So, let me get this right, Height's relative starts at a salary higher than the guy he replaced who took a lot longer than Height's relative to get to the top of that pay scale.

Way to go Jeff.

Thanks for sticking up for the taxpayers by defending whole hog Height.This type of public service is shameful. As voters we need to boot the James Height's out of office because they don't deserve the office after such appointments that he made."

posted by Colonel Klink at 11:12 AM