Check out this whopper from Brickfield on the flap about WorkNet Pinellas and the use of youths in a stimulus-funded program to collect petitions for a County Commission candidate:
Brickfield, who sits on the WorkNet board and met Poppick through speaking to her classes and attending the same book club, called the petition effort an unfortunate occurrence.
Brickfield declined to say whether Poppick acted appropriately, waiting until today’s WorkNet board meeting to hear more.
“From what I understand, this was about the education of young people on civics, and they really learned a lesson in hardball politics.”
Brickfield’s quote would be the best takeaway from this story if it were not for this quote from Susan Latvala: “Everybody knows that you don’t mix politics and government.”
Of course you don’t, Susan.