Saturday, September 16, 2006

The only incumbent thrown out of office: Subin

County Councilman Michael Subin is the only incumbent politician in Montgomery County to be thrown out of office in the September 12 primary.

His Democratic party turned its back on him.

Subin, who chaired the council's Education Committee for 20 years, finished in a humiliating fifth place in the at-large county council race, receiving 12 percent of the vote.

He took the term "bully pulpit" seriously, using it to demean and destroy critics of Superintendent Jerry Weast, and to intimidate PTA members and parents of schoolchildren from speaking out against alleged corruption, abuse of power, and other wrongdoing in the Montgomery County Public Schools system.

The potty-mouthed Subin will be remembered as the council's "Dr. Evil," the Austin Powers bad guy to whom Seven Locks kids said he bore a strong resemblance. Subin was often parodied at the school and on this blog.