Take a Second: No Suspension for Commissioner John Wiley Price

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DALLAS – You don’t want to mess with Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

After all of Mike Cantrell’s talk of suspension, it looks like other members on the Dallas County Commissioners Court weren’t quite feeling it.

“Well, that is typical judge action right there. It’s failure of leadership. It’s to divert, deflect,” Commissioner Cantrell said.

That’s right. No one seconded Cantrell’s motion to suspend John Wiley Price on Tuesday, to put him in a timeout while his attorneys fight that 11-count indictment.

The Feds say Price traded his influence on county contracts for cash, cars and land.

Well, maybe they don’t want him getting paid to hangout. If he had been suspended, it would have been with pay. Now that’s a good gig.

Pretty sure this all comes as a big relief to Price who showed up at his office at 4:45 Tuesday morning. Talk about a wake up call.

What’s next? We wait for the corruption trial. September 2015.

So, it’s business as usual at the commissioner’s court, and it looks John Wiley Price is gonna be with us for a while.

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