Mr. Ellis should focus his efforts on enjoying his retirement and leave conservative fiscal values that are actually practiced and not just talked about to our present Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, Mitch Needelman, a community leader who has resurrected the Clerk’s Office operations and continues to deliver sound and practical conservative leadership.”
Following Mr. Needelman’s response, Mr. Ellis issue the following reply:
“The Big Lie was shown to be false by Mitch himself. Stupid, Dishonest, and Arrogant are a bad combination.
Let’s knock Big Lie Number One, the alleged deficit. It never happened and was just a smoke screen to issue the no-bid labor contract.
Once you expose the Big Lie all the other lies fall apart.
Reed still allows Needleman to lie without question.
You have to admire the gall on the final Needlman quote about cradle to grave.
The man was born to two career government employees. Upon high school graduation he became a government employee. He is now about 60 year olds, got two retirements from the State of Florida, and has NEVER been anything but a state employee. He is the LITERAL cradle to grave person.”
Mr. Ellis is referring to the following quote in a Florida Today article:
“It’s what I always talked about — smaller government with the best possible service,” Needelman said Wednesday. “The days of having a career in government from cradle to grave are over.”
UPDATE: Mr. Needelman’s office has taken issue with Mr. Ellis’ comparison of Mr. Needelman to Hitler. In the interest of fairness and disclosure, pasted below is Mr. Needelman’s oath that was provided to BrevardTimes.com by Mr. Ellis:
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURTS
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
APPOINTMENT AS A DEPUTY CLERK
I, _________________________________, a citizen of the State of Florida and a citizen (or permanent resident alien) of the United States of America, having filed a State of Florida Oath of Loyalty, and being appointed as a Deputy Clerk by Mitch Needelman, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Brevard County, Florida, do hereby solemnly swear or affirm that I will faithfully perform duties assigned me as a Deputy Clerk in the offices of Clerk of Circuit Court. I am aware that my loyalty as a Deputy Clerk is pledged to the Clerk of the Circuit Court and that I serve at the pleasure of the Clerk, and that this appointment can be terminated at any time, at the sole discretion of the Clerk. I also understand that when I leave the Clerk’s employment my appointment as Deputy Clerk is terminated.
Employee’s Signature Date
The signature below attests to the fact that the employee above has read, understands, and by his/her signature agrees to adhere to the tenets of his/her appointment as a Deputy Clerk by Mitch Needelman, Clerk of the Circuit Court.
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BREVARD
Subscribed before me this _____________ day of _________________________, 20________
Mitch Needelman, Clerk of Courts