Friday, September 22, 2006

Globe editorial criticizes Tupper, City Council

The refusal of the Joplin City Council to give Mayor Jon Tupper even a slap on the wrist for his lapse of ethics concerning Tupper's use of inside information to help a family member is criticized by the Joplin Globe on today's editorial page.
The editorial also noted Tupper's adamant refusal to apologize to anyone except his son for his actions:

"Perhaps adding fuel to whatever public fires of indignation the conflict of interest allegation may spark, is Tupper’s suggestion that he owes only one person an apology, his son, who apparently has been the target of verbal attacks. In truth, Tupper also owes an apology to the people of Joplin for what he has acknowledged was a mistake in not disclosing his son’s interest in the property."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can not believe the attitide this man has, his son is the only one he needs to apologize too!!! Indeed not!!! If you folks in Joplin take this without calling him out for it you are a lost lot.