Patrick O’Malley resigns over porn scandal, but rampant patronage was fine

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Politicians can be corrupt as they want in Ohio -- as long as they avoid sex scandals
It’s always fun to see what merits a crime in the political world. In Cuyahoga County, incompetence and patronage have never been enough to get someone booted from office. But computer porn? That’s a different story. Witness today’s tale of County Recorder Pat O’Malley’s resignation. Two years ago, Scene wrote an article detailing the Friends and Family Plan in O’Malley’s office. With 88 employees, it was the largest office of its kind in the state --and it was filled with politically-connected people in questionable jobs. The Plain Dealer recently followed up with a similar story. Brooklyn Mayor Ken Patton’s son and state Rep. Kenny Yuko’s daughter were both office clerks, and the brother of Bedford Clerk of Courts Tom Day was a supervisor of record management, raking in $52,700 a year…

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