Democrats in White Plains, New York have provided another fine example of the political corruption and rampant cronyism that their party has come to exemplify.
A morbidly obese female judge who has political juice was the benefactor of the exclusively Dem City Council’s decision to pay her off with a primo judicial seat and a six-figure job with great insurance benefits.
Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger not only looks like Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt but is often unable to climb the three stairs to her bench, this despite special modifications to account for her physical issues.
But it gets worse… the judge reportedly has severe gastric problems that on the rare occasions that she is able to clamber onto the bench, she sufferers from uncontrollable diarrhea which she then demands that her subordinates clean up.
This according to a ghastly story via the New York Post.
— Chris Donaldson (@UsaCDonaldson) June 26, 2017
The New York Post reports on this grotesque travesty in the story “Dems give politically connected judge six-figure gig she’s too obese to do”:
Members of the all-Democratic City Council in suburban White Plains rewarded their party’s well-connected chairwoman with a plum six-figure judicial seat — even though she was too sickly to work, critics charge.
City Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger — who suffers from a digestive disorder and morbid obesity, among other ailments — was unable to climb the three steps to her courtroom bench, even with the help of a specially installed railing, sources said.
City Judicial Review Committee member Mark Elliott has publicly accused Mayor Tom Roach of making sure “the fix was in” for the judge, who had been his campaign treasurer.
“She came to the interview with an oxygen tank. She’s very fragile,” Elliott told The Post.
“No reasonable person could have looked at her as I did and thought that she could finish her 10-year term.”
The committee rejected the Yale Law School grad, 61, for appointment to the post.
But she got the job anyway, and promptly went on the first of several medical leaves just a week after being sworn in to her $175,500-a-year job.
The job also provides $65,000 worth of annual health benefits, which the currently hospitalized Shollenberger has been putting to good use.
Aside from the alleged cronyism, court workers were also troubled by a more immediate concern — a severe gastric distress problem that made itself apparent on the few occasions the judge made it into court.
“She would come in and we would see the diarrhea running down her leg and to the floor,” one court worker said. “She would soil the chair and then ask for a new one.”
Another court worker said Shollenberger astounded staffers by acting with “complete arrogance” following the awful accidents.
“She would just say, ‘There is a mess over there. I think someone should clean it up,’ ” the source said.
It’s a pretty crappy deal for the taxpayers but hey, they are the ones who voted for the Democrats who are responsible for this abomination.