Doug Underhill: Captain Contrary
Dougie likes to say he is for "a new way of thinking" in Escambia County, but actions pack a stronger punch. His actions are in support of GOB. He voted the crony line without a legitimate or reasonable rationale. How is protecting our kids not in the best interest of the county? Captain Contrary believes we should not protect kids but instead, help the public image of the ECSO. WTF?
There is no legitimacy to the open cronyism shown in this vote. Those of us who pay attention see the pattern. If Bergosh votes for it, Underhill will vote against it. It doesn't even matter what the issue is, Underhill has to back his political Godfather, Sir David. It is blatantly obvious the county's best interest is lost to the Morgan-Underhill alliance.
I will acknowledge that I have no love for Morgan and Underhill, but it is clear that over the past 5+ years, my message has been consistent--there is soul-sucking corruption in Escambia County and it begins at the ECSO & Sir David.
I have been labeled a "lunatic","lone nut" and even a "political terrorist" by the Good Ole Boys (Underhill & Morgan). However, over the past few years, we've seen Morgan waste countless dollars putting his face on everything from billboards to movie screens. This money did not deter crime nor did it even improve the safety of neighborhoods. Morgan's use of county funds has been invariably self-serving. The community sees this.
I have been told this violation of the public's trust is NOT, per se, corruption, but I have to disagree. The political capital Morgan reaps is a real thing. Frequently, I have been contacted by people about Morgan coming into social functions, unannounced, with LET checks. After he makes an entrance, he turns over a check in exchange for envelopes of campaign contributions openly, in front of a room full of people. Campaign contributions for LET funds. That, my friends, IS corruption. If Underhill does not see the problem with Morgan's fiscal buffoonery, then he needs an ethics lesson.
Above all, the consensus is that Underhill somehow profits from the back room politics too. Morgan became a millionaire on the public's payroll. I suspect Underhill, a contractor/developer and his property appraiser bulldog of a wife, are manipulating things involving the valuation of real estate perhaps. The real puzzle is the facilitation of the Honorable Sheriff to sell his Crow Rd. properties to PCEnvy Technologies, a tech company owned by Underhill's buddy, Steve Stillwell. What does a tech company do with slumlord properties??
But Captain Contrary will insist there is nothing there to see. Willie Junior said that too, about a pot of collard greens.