See it here).
"When did Lamont become Council President?" asked Glenn Geissinger. "I missed that.".
"He's showing off for his gang", answered Seth Vaughn,.
Did Vaughn just refer to the County work force as a gang? It sure sounded that way to me.
He denies it with this statement:
It was not my intention to offend anyone with my comment. The comment was not directed at the county workers that evening. I was actually just joking around with Glen about Lamont and his close confidants. I often joke around with the other members and wasn't trying to be insulting. If anyone in the audience thought the comment was directed towards them, then I do apologize. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to clear the air."
I'd agree Vaughn had no intention of giving offense because he did not know he was still being recorded. As for his claim to be the Council clown, that's a bit of a stretch. I regularly attend Council meetings, and he's been no barrel of laughs. I'll leave it to you to decide whether he is demeaning the workforce or joking.