Saturday, July 16, 2011

Laura L. Fotusky is a Joke and a Liar

In case you missed it, Ms. Fotusky is the Town Clerk of some shit town in southern New York that resigned rather than have to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals.  Conservative groups have made a big to-do about how much of a hero Fotusky is for choosing God over her job when she really hasn't done anything of the sort. 

Now I'm speculating here, and if anyone wants to prove me wrong, fine, but I don't think that's going to happen.  Let's consider the facts.  A cursory use of the google reveals that Ms. Fotusky is married with a bunch of grown up kids.  She lives in a $100,00 house in Whitney Point, NY, a good 10+ miles from her workplace in the Baker Town Offices.  With a Town Clerk's salary that was probably below $30,000 per year, I would assume that not only is Ms. Fotusky not the breadwinner in her marriage, but that her salary wasn't even a substantial part of her household income.  If it was, I don't think she ever would have quit her job.

How then, does a choice of God over salary, when that salary is of no substance to you, a heroic act in any sense?  In order for you to be a hero, you have to make a sacrifice...and Larua Fotusky didn't.  What a joke. 

1 comment: