By Tom Lyons
Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.
Every Sarasota County employee now knows raising any questions about Commissioner Joe Barbetta or his wife and their business relationships with anyone involved with the county is a firing offense.
No matter how tactfully and gently it is done, or why, it is wrong to ask ethics-related questions about a commissioner, especially questions that rub Barbetta the wrong way.
No matter what questions arise, or how, the only safe thing to do is ignore them, if they want to keep getting a county paycheck. READ MORE