When your most senior subordinate actively works to undermine your authority among the staff, actively suborns violations of the law, provides known false information to you and others on your behalf, promotes the interests of your opponents over you, and works overtime to derail your strategic vision, there’s no choice about what you have to do. You fire them. Chairman Corey Stewart, Melissa Peacor is doing all this and more. If you do not immediately demand her resignation, this is only going to get worse. Insubordination like this only makes you look weak, ineffective, and irrelevant at a moment when you need to be strong.
Just take a look at this insanity from The Sheriff’s latest post on the county’s budget discussions, where we see the latest utterly outrageous antics from the county’s Chief Executive Officer.
In short order the economy in Prince William County is going to get thrashed by the federal government allowing sequestration to happen. There are going to be a lot of highly experienced, supremely qualified former federal workers and government contractors looking for work, people with skills and experience that Peacor can only dream of having, and who just might have the common sense to not poison the staff of a local government against the elected officials that lead it.
Let’s find the best and brightest of that bunch and put that person in Peacor’s position. And let’s hand Peacor that pink slip she so well deserves right now. Today.
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