Xave's Faves: Palm Beach County's Hot Competition
Xave's Faves are the “best of” the anonymous police message boards. This one comes from Palm Beach County, Florida at www.pbsotalk.com.
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Retired Palm Beach County Lt. Pat Aahara posts regularly on www.pbsotalk.com asking for campaign contributions. He needs $10,000 to get onto the ballot to run against the much despised Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.
Pat Aahara: If anyone remembers, I post my name it's who I am. I will meet with or talk to anyone.
It costs $10,000.00 just to get your name on the Ballot. Does anyone want to start, and help me get my name on the ballot.
I promise you I will not make the mistakes I made the last time.A winning campaign platform if ever there was one... or so I thought.
Anonymous poster: Pat forget it. We are NOT that hard up for a candidate that we would even CONSIDER you. Did you not have enough mud slung at you last time around? You were run out in disgrace. Just leave it at that.OK, so he's a little different. But he has the heartfelt sincerity of a Basil Marceaux, with the self-confident tenacity of an Alvin Greene. Besides, he seems harmless enough. He responds to the above:
Pat Aahara: Hello everyone, It's Pat Aahara, and I want to assure everyone that I have a plan that will help everyone. That includes current employees, former employees, and new employees. It's far to early to post the most important part of my plan but it will become clear as time goes on. [This should go over big! Cops love mysteries.]
Once again I ask for your support and assistance to get started. Remember he can be beaten just as the FBI person was beaten.
To Contact me for any reason, you may reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from everyone, Thanks, Pat.That seems congenial enough, or perhaps congenital enough. Why did such an innocuous post garner this response?
Anonymous poster: Enough of this nonsense !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm ready, willing and able to put up signs, contribute to advertising and help a good candidate win, but is anybody even running against Bradshaw?Well, that co-worker apparently isn't going to vote for him. But who is this mystery man? He logs in as Pat Aahara, but has an email address that suggests O'Hara. Is he Irish or Japanese? Curious type that I am, I asked him.
Xavier Onassis: Is your name O'Hara or Aahara? I notice you use it both ways. Just wondering.Someone explained:
Anonymous poster: It was originally O'HARA....he changed it to Aahara to be listed 1st on an election ballot. What a NUMB-NUTZ.Someone recommended I search the internet for Lt. Pat O'Hara PBSO. According to CBS12 News:
"[F]ormer Lt. Patrick O'Hara refused to authorize deputies to flatten the tires of [a] gunman's SUV. Instead he ordered 18 deputies to pursue the gunman for almost 20 miles through several local neighborhoods... It only ended after those 18 deputies fired almost 300 shots to kill [the gunman]. O'Hara told internal investigators he didn't authorize the use of spike sticks because he had safety concerns."D'OH!
Anonymous poster: Pat, you are a nice guy. I worked with you in Parks... But you had trouble making a sergeant's decisions back then. As a lieutenant you were a TRAIN WRECK!! What makes you think as sheriff you would be any better? You can't rely on your cabinet to carry you. It's like supervising people when you have NO CLUE what the proper way of doing the job is. It just doesn't work.Well, he's likeable! That's a good start. Let's see what other posters say.
Anonymous poster: Pat O'Hara or Aahara, whatever you want to call yourself these days. Let us set the record straight. I had the opportunity to work with you for many years. You are a coward, having locked yourself in your marked patrol car after arriving at a fight call when you were a rookie officer.
Later in life, you fail to show up at a pursuit where the suspect is shooting at deputies.
You fail to make decisions concerning life threatening incidents as a Watch Commander, and then resign when you are sustained [found guilty in an internal affairs investigation] ... instead of being a man. These are just a few of many cowardly acts you committed as a sworn law enforcement officer. Now you expect anyone to support you? You must have a mental disability if you figure that could happen...
Enjoy your retirement driving a courtesy van for the car dealership. That is the pinnacle of your career. You were lucky to have survived PBSO. It was a good thing you had a superior Corporal to lead the shift when you were a Sergeant, and excellent supervisors to guide you when you were a Lieutenant. Don't even think you could be a pimple on a Law Enforcement Officer's ass, because you couldn't then and most definitely can't now.Don't get discouraged, Pat. He'll come around.