Our buddy Mike Donila over at the KNS has the news this afternoon that scandal-striken County Commissioner Jeff Ownby has no plans to resign and does intend to show up on Monday to vote on the proposed county budget, even though his "no" vote against the school system's request for an increased budget isn't likely to swing the vote one way or another.
Ownby, in case you missed it last week (because we were out of town and didn't report on it), was arrested for giving and receiving oral sex to/from another man out in public at Sharps Ridge Park and didn't show up at this week's commission meeting. And really, what seemed most shocking about it all was to discover that public cruising still exists -- we kind of thought it had died with the advent of Grindr and Scruff. But maybe Ownby doesn't own a smartphone?
In any case, Ownby has pleaded innocent to the charges of indecent exposure, to which we can only wonder what his defense will be at his hearing in two weeks. (You know, unless the police are making shit up, it's kind of hard to plead that they didn't actually catch you with your pants down.) So we suspect Ownby is bound to use the honeypot defense, because we all know that as a valiant foe of Agenda 21, the UN is probably coming up with all kinds of other secret plots to defeat its sworn enemies, and what would make more sense than a County Commissioner being seduced by a UN spy? Nothing at all. And those UN spies are awfully seductive, we've heard ...
In any case, we'll be live-tweeting that Commission meeting on Monday, so we'll be sure to give you all the updates on what Ownby's wearing and what, if anything, he says about those UN spies. Stay tuned!