There are some who have taken issue with my calls for White County Justice of the Peace Bud Osborn to resign after he was charged with drunk driving on Thanksgiving Day.
As we learned yesterday, most of the quorum court also does not think it is appropriate for Osborn to resign at this time.
However, a reader on our Facebook Page has pointed out that last week Federal Aviation Administration Chief Randy Babbitt resigned after he was also charged with drunk driving.
From Fox News:
Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt announced Tuesday that he has resigned following his arrest in Virginia on drunken-driving charges. Babbitt said he did not want to “let anything cast a shadow on the outstanding work done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by my colleagues at the FAA.” He said he submitted his resignation Tuesday, “and it has been accepted.”
The announcement comes after Babbitt, 65, was arrested Saturday night in Fairfax City, Va., by a patrolman who said the FAA administrator was driving on the wrong side of the road. He was charged with driving while intoxicated.
Now, before someone goes wild, let me say: I do not know all of the details of Mr. Babbitt’s situation and do not intend to say these cases are identical.
However, there are obviously some parallels & Mr. Osborn should follow Mr. Babbitt’s example.