We’ve caught some grief by email that we’ve not been more aggressive in exposing the activities of Candland boss Mac Haddow. Indeed we’ve received a great deal of information about Haddow that we’ve not addressed in any of our posts to date. Let us be clear though, that as we have noted on several occasions, unlike the Haddow-Candland cabal house organ, the Sheriff of Nottingham blog, we don’t deal in the innuendos, half-truths, and fabrications they use to smear their opponents. We will not post anything ourselves that is fabricated or that we’ve not been able to corroborate in a substantive way. Consequently, because of the need to fact check and corroborate, it sometimes takes us longer to get to some of the information we’ve been sent.
Today, however, we do have troubling information that confirms the influence of Mac Haddow on Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland, starting with the earliest days of Candland’s tenure. Multiple sources have provided us with a copy of a January 2012 internal document from Candland’s office that outlines the job responsibilities of the positions in the office. For Mac Haddow, the document reads “- Whatever he wants to do.” [emphasis added].
As you will see, Candland attempted to prevent disclosure of this document by marking it “Confidential and Proprietary” at the bottom. Job descriptions and assignments are not, however, exempt from disclosure under Virginia’s FOIA laws and any claimed exemption needs to actually cite the statutory basis. Thus, we feel free to present to you below both the title page and relevant page of this internal document, which was obviously never meant to see the light of day. The “Reece” mentioned is Reece Collins, off-and-on Candland staffer, Rich Anderson campaign manager, Ruth Anderson and Jeanine Lawson campaign consultant, and ardent member of the Haddow-Candland cabal. It’s worth noting that another page of the document, which we have not produced here, shows the job responsibilities of Haddow’s wife, who also was an employee at that time in Supervisor Candland’s office. She has since been replaced as a Haddow surrogate in the office by Haddow’s son-in-law.