Intellectual honesty compels me to agree with commenter save_the_rustbelt from this thread on the latest developments in the Noe scandal. I was furious, and still am, that Bob Taft didn't do the right thing and resign after his debacle. This sort of thing is what is wrong with the ORP and I've had my fill of it. I'm also one of those people who thinks that local government is important and that competence matters at all levels of government. A competent official would have known that Noe's scheme was illegal, or at least unethical, and wouldn't have participated in it. Sometimes good people do bad things; when they do, I think they should be held accountable. Some might say that the fine is enough...I'm not so sure. I expect more from our leaders.
Was Maggie given bad information? Was she led astray? I don't know, and I suspect we won't know until she can talk about it. But I do think she should step down from her position as soon as possible.