The Rock Island County Sheriff's race has been ugly and in the ditch since the primary race, but it shows no signs of improving.
As a matter of fact, judging by the flurry of ugly comments on John Beydler's "The Passing Parade" on two separate threads, both here as well as here, it's gotten so bad it's almost repellant.
The race has seemed to torn the scab off of some ugly inter-office battles to do with the union and long-festering personal grudges within the Sheriff's department. While it reveals a sheriff's office in critical need of cleaning house, should all should matter to everyone in the entire county.
There seems to be scant issues raised by all these scaborous charges and counter-charges, just a bunch of guys having some sort of really nasty turf war at work.
Should the public care?
Does all this ugly and personal inside fighting reflect badly on both candidates? I can imagine that the entire thing would be a turn off to the public and many might be prompted to turn up their noses and not vote for either men.
Is all the ugliness fair and proper, or ugly and unfortunate?