Kim Davis Draws Attention To Well-Salaried County Clerks – Bad Move

HT_kim_davis_jef_150903_16x9_992I watched the Kim Davis press conference today. She ain’t backing down. She’s gonna sit on her ample ass in her office with the blinds drawn and draw an $80,000 salary for not doing her job. Nice work if you can get it!

This is how it went down. Courtesy of NPR:

Her decision was clear, she said: “Effective immediately, and until an accommodation is provided, by those with the authority to provide it, any marriage license issued by my office will not be issued or authorized by me.”

“I love my deputy clerks and I hate that they have been caught in the middle. If any of them feels that they must issue an unauthorized license to avoid being thrown in jail, I understand their tough choice and I will take no action against them,” Davis said, but added: “Any unauthorized license that they issue will not have my name, my title or my authority on it. Instead, the license will state that they are issued pursuant to a federal court order.”

How magnanimous of her. Did she even consider that her deputy clerks might not share her whacky religious beliefs and that have no problem in just doing their job?

She urged Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and the court to intervene to allow such licenses to be issued under the generic authority of the state. “They have the authorization and the authority to provide these types of accommodations and there’s no reason why they cannot do so.”

The trouble with this is that it will be a lost source of revenue for her office. Apparently, that $35 for each each marriage license will go elsewhere if this happens.

And as Raw Story explains, there could be more money trouble for those well-paid clerks.

“That’s the first thing that will come up, is the money issue,” said state Rep. Dennis Keene (D-Wilder). “Be careful what you wish for.”

Keene said most of the state’s 120 county clerk offices are “always strapped for cash,” so cutting that revenue stream could lead to salary reductions, layoffs or other budget adjustments.

“If they choose not to perform those duties, they should not be paid,” he said…

“It may be time to look at whether county clerks are worth the time and money,” Keene said.

I’m sure all the county clerks in Kentucky are thrilled with Kim Davis right about now. She has just shone a lovely, big spotlight on the very, good salaries they are all receiving at the taxpayer’s expense.

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That’s God, Kimmy. And she’s looking at you.

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16 Responses to Kim Davis Draws Attention To Well-Salaried County Clerks – Bad Move

  1. titlewave says:

    “She’s gonna sit on her ample ass in her office with the blinds drawn and draw an $80,000 salary for not doing her job. Nice work if you can get it!”

    She’s prepping for a congressional run! Watch out! She’s already got the rhetoric down- God, anti-abortion, anti-gays, anti-constitution and general lawlessness, blah blah blah.

    “That’s God, Kimmy. And she’s looking at you.” heeee 🙂

    • irishgirl999 says:

      Hopefully the county clerks will metaphorically lynch her by then.

    • At $80K a year, that ample ass could take a little less and SHARE with those that aren’t making even half as much as she is. She claims to “love her clerks” .. while she’s financially ripping them all off.
      She’s an overpaid bureaucrat who isn’t doing her job.
      And they are letting her do it.

      • lindak1961 says:

        Yeah, since she refuses to do part of her job, and refuses to resign because she isn’t doing all that she was elected to do, the least she could do is go to the county council and demand that her salary be reduced, with the money going to the clerks who are doing part of her job for her.

        But we all know she won’t do that, because this isn’t about her principles, it’s about her bigotry and sense of entitlement.

  2. uberduck says:

    If you are unwilling to do the job you were elected for, resign. Even Sarah Palin knows that.

  3. uberduck says:

    And further more, having just seen her tearful inteview on TV: Fuck You.

  4. MrsGunka says:

    We are so lucky to have over a year to make our selection of our new elected officials. Still time to separate the shit from the shaft…or however that expression goes…..

  5. ProfessorCanine says:

    New poll shows 74% of Americans now say “when a conflict arises between religious convictions and the need to treat everyone equally under the law, the law should prevail.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/poll-kim-davis-gay-marriage-issue-licenses-213630

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