Editorial: The despot’s playbook

The Daily Sentinel: Last week, we asked if Mesa County commissioners could sink any lower in their lust to get the public health director fired.

The answer is “yes” — for at least one commissioner, Janet Rowland.

Rowland, with the aid of County Attorney Todd Starr, stooped to new depths in Monday’s kangaroo court proceedings masking as a meeting of the newly installed public health board.

During that meeting, Starr clearly accused The Daily Sentinel and reporter Charles Ashby of criminal conduct.

The bulk of the meeting involved a one-sided presentation by Starr attacking Dr. Jeff Kuhr in his role as director of Mesa County Public Health. But not before Starr tried to smear Ashby for doing his job.

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