I can't resist this.
I told you last week that Northampton County Council's election of Diane Neiper as Vice President, violated the Home Rule Charter. First, Council Prez Grube changed the time of the meeting so that Tony Branco could attend. Only county council, and not its president, has authority to decide the time, date and place of a meeting. Second, Neiper violated the conflict of interest provisions in the charter when she laughingly voted for herself.
She's not laughing now. After a discussion with the council's solicitor, she concedes her vote for herself was improper. But she tells the Morning Call "the point is moot because she still had enough votes to get elected Tuesday."
Excluding her vote for herself, Neiper had just four votes. That's not enough in a nine person council, even if one of them is absent.
Neiper claims her thirty-four years of teaching gives her all the skills she needs to be council VP. Those skills apparently do not include counting.