I have just been cleared by the Standards Commission of a complaint made about me by a Dr. Gordon MacDonald who appears to be a Lib. Dem. councillor from Lenzie.
He complained about remarks I had made on my blog and in correspondence I had about the Cowcaddens firefighters and the "Pride Scotia Event" June 26th. 06.
Readers will no doubt remember that these men refused an instruction to attend the event and were disciplined as a result, I would have thought a Lib. Dem. councillor would have stood four square behind me in defence of the Gay Community and complained about the display of homophobia displayed, alas no, the word Liberal once stood for something but not now.
He accuses me of undue interference and trying to influence the disciplinary hearings I was confident that his complaint was complete nonsense and I have been vindicated but I am now left trying to solve a mystery.
Why me ? why would Dr. Gordon MacDonald Lib. Dem. Cllr. from Lenzie go to the trouble of complaining about a councillor (me) whom he doesn't know and has never met ? He quotes my blog remarks, is he a reader or has someone pointed them out to him ? Is he concerned about councillors having undue influence over certain things or does he have a particular interest in this case ?
Is it possible that this man pours over countless letters, blogs, speeches etc. by other Cllrs. to see if they are following proper standards, if this is so we are indeed privileged to have such a spirit in our midst, a giant of a public servant in fact.
Perhaps Lib. Dem. Cllr. Dr. Gordon MacKay of Lenzie will read this and make a comment, meanwhile I feel uneasy I really do. Still, I am once again comforted when I consider those who are against me.