Final thoughts on Inyo sheriff’s race
Much like the terminus to an alimentary canal, the 2018 June Primary election is coming to its inevitable closure on Tuesday, June 5. It may seem an odd comparison until you have witnessed some of the recent mudslinging taking place in the final days of the campaign between the two candidates for Inyo County Sheriff. Deputy patrolman Josh Nicholson wants voters to place all their faith in his service in the military some eight years ago, while dog whistling his “faith,” and ignoring what should matter, that he has worked for the sheriff’s department for the past seven years and has a somewhat “checkered history” with the department. His most significant achievement to date as a deputy appears to be that he was once promoted to corporal, then demoted 11 months later, and still hasn’t quite figured out “why” because it is one of life’s greatest mysteries: that is, “No one ever told me.” Here’s a clue from a source, someone who worked with him in the department at the jail: “He’s an arrogant know-it-all.” Actually, that was heard from more than just one former colleague.