With little fanfare, former Charlottesville City Government mouthpiece, Ric Barrick, has finally decoupled from the public teat and slithered out the alley exit of City Hall, on his way to who knows where.
Barrick, an admitted public-records-destroyer, and an investigated bid-rigger, lost his high-paying Director of Communications gig after a one-year investigation by The Schilling Show uncovered shady dealings within Charlottesville City Hall—dealings instigated by Barrick.
While the sullied spokesman immediately resigned his position upon publication of the damning evidence against him last spring, astoundingly, he was granted alternate city employment through late 2012, by none other than Charlottesville City Manager, Maurice Jones, a fellow beneficiary of preferential hiring and institutional nepotism.
Ric Barrick leaves behind a relieved City Hall organization, a media establishment grateful for not having to interpret his challenged grammar or suffer his high-strung temperament, and a disgraceful legacy of immured corruption and absolutely imperforate incompetence.
Bye, bye, Barrick!
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About the Author: Rob Schilling is founder of The Schilling Show Blog and News; host of WINA's The Schilling Show, heard weekdays from noon to 2 PM; husband; father; and community watchdog.