Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dooley Defends Temporiti Appointment

KMOX Radio reporting: . . .  St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley breaks his silence on a long list of criticisms surrounding the hiring of Mike Temporiti, the son of Dooley’s campaign manager John Temporiti.

“Mike Temporiti was hired for his own ability” Dooley told KMOX News. Dooley acknowledges that Mike worked on the campaign that his father directed, but insists the connection goes no farther. “I had an opportunity to watch him work and see his work ethic and during that time he indicated at some point in his career he’d like to work in county government. We talked about it, but that was it.” said Dooley.

No matter what you call it, it's obviously favoritism. Is that illegal?  Nope, but not a good idea in politics.

Dooley made no apologies saying Mike Temporiti has the legal expertise to deal with tax abatement obligations.

Concerning the hiring of Temporiti during a hiring freeze he said “hiring freeze may be the wrong use of words” because the county has really just imposed a restriction on the number of employees, so if anyone quits or resigns, they can be replaced.

Mike Temporiti got a $70,000 a year job in the county Revenue Department. Dooley says he has the legal qualifications to deal with tax abatement issues. The County Executive also defended not posting the job.

“That is not a civil service job , it is a job whereas the county executive has the opportunity to appoint this individual…and so I did that.” said Dooley.

Mr. Dooley is smart enough to know how to work around the regulations, but is not smart enough to know good business ethics.


  1. Anonymous1:59 PM

    Smart enough to work around the regulations? He’s not smart enough to sweep the floors without the puppet master’s instructions. Doesn’t know good business ethics? That’s just one of many words he doesn’t know, or at the very least can’t pronounce properly.

  2. Anonymous5:12 PM

    Wasn’t this job created for Temporiti? Even if someone did quit or retire, were they making $70,000 per year? And isn’t just about anything Dooley says “the wrong use of words”?

  3. Anonymous9:15 AM

    We all hope that the North County racists that helped re-elect Dooley are happy that he’s giving all the cushy, big bucks jobs to the white boys. Have they given any thought to the fact that if they had elected a honky they could play the race card at will. With a brotha in office they can’t do that. Wise up racists!