Just when you think things can’t get any stranger, there’s been yet another bizarre twist in the ongoing drama over who is going to be the next Oakland County executive.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it is investigating a county board staffer, who was so distressed by the “negativity” in the commissioners chambers that she employed her own homemade remedy.
The employee, who Undersheriff Mike McCabe didn’t name because the matter is still under investigation, covered all the audience and board member seats in the commissioners’ auditorium and committee room, doorways and door handles with a substance she described as olive oil.
The odd ritual, that was part of the employee’s spiritual persona that includes meditation, was meant to scrub the bad energy from the wing of the county office building that houses the Board of Commissioners, McCabe said.
McCabe said the sheriff’s office got a sample of the substance from the room and is evaluating it.
As for getting rid of the negative energy in the county board auditorium, that may be proven true — or most likely false — when the board meets Friday to determine who will be the next county executive to replace longtime Republican County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
It comes after more than a week of backdoor political maneuvering and intrigue that pitted two powerful Democrats against each other and calls for a Republican commissioner to resign after she admitted urging her colleagues to erase emails in a text message that said, “Delete! Delete! Delete! Now!“
Patterson died on Aug. 3 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
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