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Monday, April 21, 2014

Bill White Nails Karen Dolan

The Morning Call's Bill White, who is much nicer but uglier than I, also has problems with the way Bethlehem City Council member Karen Dolan abused the power of her office to get her way with her Illick's Mill nonprofit. In an email to the Mayor last week, despite knowing that her conduct was under scrutiny, she used these threatening words concerning a lease that asked Illick's Mill to pay something for rent and utilities.

"I will do everything I can to prevent this lease from going to Council."

Talk about conflict of interest.

Blaming me, she stepped off the Illick's Mill Board. She still needs to step down from Council, which she has used to stifle free and open discussion. 


Anonymous said...

She is a mess and should not be an elected official. There are a few others in Bethlehem who should not be representing the people as they don't know how.

However, she is a mess and an unethical embarrassment to the city.

Anonymous said...

greed generally overrides common sense and in this case integrity. Just remember she didn't do this all alone.

not nice or even semi smart to threaten the new mayor who has more integrity in his little pinkie than the whole Callahan clan or the DA

Anonymous said...

The new Mayor as you put it 6:12 hasn't been running things everyone know Jim Brouchal and morganelli are pulling Donchez's strings, He sat on council and allowed all of this and You really think He is going to step up now....that would be like putting a gun to His head...LOL

Anonymous said...

Meh. Anything she diid benefitted a city owned national historic facility. It's not like her own private business benefited. Outrage of the week is, shall we say, a bit weak.

Anonymous said...

greed generally overrides common sense and in this case integrity.

Greed? I'm not seeing this. The kooks are out with their pitchforks again, folks.

Bernie O'Hare said...

The kook is someone who defends official corruption bc the building looks nice. While Dolan did not benefit personally, she certainly abused her office and engaged in an ethical conflict. She needs to resign.

Anonymous said...

Oh please. The nattering nabobs of negativism strike again. "Corruption" and "greed" are words thrown around and are without place. This thread is a joke carrying around a crew of shut-ins who never lacked something new to complain about.

Bernie O'Hare said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

" He sat on council and allowed all of this"

Since Dolan has had 593 versions, I doubt any of them knew what was happening.

In February, when I met Dolan, she plainly told me she was paying utilities. In fact, I corrected others who asserted she was not.

She lied to me.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I deleted a comment that is factually inaccurate. I stated incorrectly that Dolan had texted the Mayor, asking him to resign. I had thAt wrong.

Anonymous said...

She's the Baroness of Bigotry; the Countess of Conflict of Interest. Did Bill thank you for the story? I don't read the MC in print and have to wait until May for a fresh 10 clicks to avoid the pay wall.

Anonymous said...

She is pure as the driven snow.
No doubt about it.
Yes sir,clean as a whistle. And sweet as pie.

Anonymous said...

As much as I'd like to see it happen, I don't think she would ever resign from council. Too much arrogance.