With an eye toward the post-election environment, an angry Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway warned Tuesday he would fire county staffers who show disrespect to the County Board if he becomes interim county executive.
If County Executive Scott Walker wins the governor’s race, Holloway would fill in as county executive for 30 days after Walker quit his current job. Walker, a Republican, faces Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, in the Nov. 2 election for governor.
Holloway also suggested he might appoint himself interim county executive, which would keep him in the county’s top job another 45 days until a special election could be called to fill the vacancy.
Someone ought to tell Lee Holloway that respect is earned, not demanded, and at the rate he’s going, he’s not likely to earn much respect from county staffers, regardless of whether he has the authority to fire them or not.
In my opinion, Lee Holloway is a Grade-A idiot, plain and simple.