Below is a statement Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan made on his blog, Sullivan's Salvos. It pertains to the recent shooting at the courthouse in Jackson County, where a Maquoketa man, angry about his taxes, pulled a gun out of his briefcase and fired a shot at the county assessor but thankfully, missed. One of the county supervisors, Larry Koos, stepped in and struggled with the shooter, another shot was fired, fatally wounding the shooter. Thank you Larry Koos, your very brave act saved the day.
Sullivan's self-absorbed, fear mongering statement:
This incident hits home. When you serve in elective office, you get used to angry constituents. There are people out there whose hatred of me runs deep. Very deep. I can hear the hatred seething in their voices. Would one of them do something similarly violent? I wish I could definitely tell you no, but I cannot be sure.
There's nothing at all wrong with making some kind of mention of the incident, in fact, to issue condolences, convey thoughts and prayers going out to those involved, praising the hero.... it's almost to be expected. But a true leader doesn't make it about himself! Rod Sullivan did though, he was sure to let you know that he thinks people hate him, DEEPLY, VERY DEEP and he goes so far as to imply he thinks somebody might commit an act of violence against him..... Which is rather ironic, considering the threats and FU** You's Sullivan himself has issued against people who disagree with his point of view.
Rod Sullivan is not a true leader, he's a kid that throws temper tantrums and fear mongers while sitting in Board of Supervisor's seat.
OH, and what do you bet, that stupid signs saying "Gun Free Zone" in county buildings don't persuade?