Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1197, June 1st, 2010



Luzerne County Clerk of Courts Bob Reilly resigned his position. The Times Leader reported that Monday. Curious was Reilly’s choice of words. He said, "Today, it is with a heavy heart, that I am announcing my retirement from the clerk of courts office. Thank you to all who have supported me during those years," Reilly wrote. "May God bless the residents of Luzerne County , the employees and my staff. Please accept my thanks for allowing me to serve you."
Reilly used the phrase retired instead of resigned. Reilly’s career has come crashing down after successful runs at Wilkes Barre City Council, more than 2 decades in the Clerk of Courts office as well as a run for State Representative. When Bob Reilly started out as a Wilkes Barre City Councilman, I truly believe that he wanted to make a difference. His tenure on Council coincided with a new order in Wilkes Barre City government as well as the revitalization of the town after the flood. Where Reilly ran into trouble was all those years he ran virtually unopposed for county office. That free pass gave way to the notion that he could do and get away with anything. Governor Rendell will name the successor and if he is smart, he’ll name someone outside of the Courthouse. But he won’t. Look for Reilly Deputy Tom Pisano to get the job. Pisano is of course the guy who made the election of Steve Flood possible by vacating the Controller’s seat to serve an ill advised term as County Commissioner.


At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yawn! like anything will ever change. it isn't the people, it IS the system.

At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you love her but your friend Sue Henry, the way she talked about Reilly today, she's a meanie!!!!!!!!!!!

At 11:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its easy and fashionable for the talk jocks to pok... Its easy and fashionable for the talk jocks to poke fun at Reilly.
The fact is he did serve the public well for many years! And those many years should not be forgotten in the wake of one display of poor judgement.
He must and will be punished. But that punishment should be based on law and dosen't have to include
constant comments by unelected defenders of everything right all the time. Perhaps we should consider term limits for these unelected talk jocks who profess to be experts on everything and try to mold all public opinion to fit their beliefs. Fred Williams kept what should have been our Public Arena provate and smaller than it should have been.

At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One poor judgement that has been brought to light

At 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey ANON 11:57 Served the public well?? Are you sure about that? Served who exactly, his friends with favors?? Most likely. And how do you base these facts? The best yet..."And those many years should not be forgotten in the wake of one display of poor judgement." Do you really believe that he just started to do things illegal after all these years - especailly right when it was public knowledge the feds were in the courthouse turning over all the stones?? If you believe that I have a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge to sell you! Here are the facts, he is nasty corrupt wheeling and dealing thief who has used his office for his own gain and has made a mess of his office. these are facts. Once again, if you can't figure this out...the feds are just skimming the top of all the corrupt, self serving power maniacs in order to get them out of office and leave them where they belong..,.broke and in jail. this is what they've done with everyone there. THere's so much corruption under that dome, they don't have time to expose all of dirty deeds each one has committed. get real and wake up and smell the coffee. this man had to go...furthermore...there's nothing nice about him!


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