Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Problem With Mike McDermott


Most people who read this site know that Mike McDermott who is running for Worcester County Sheriff, is not one of my favorite people. Last night was just a prime example of exactly why. The Sheriff's candidates had 4 minutes each to talk about their vision for the Office. Scott Bernal, Matt Crisafulli and George Truitt all took their time to say why they would be the best for the job citing ideas they have for the future of the Office and their mutual respect for each other. Mike McDermott? not so much. Mike decided to spend his 4 minutes running his opponents down regarding their experience levels. It was all about Mike and how great he is. This is what separates humble people with people that think so highly of themselves.

Mike likes to keep using the slogan "experience matters" as a way to throw shade on his opponents. Mike has even gone on record stating his opponents aren't even qualified to be beat cops in small town agencies. This again is Mike McDermott. No respect for his opponents, just trash their careers and reputations. Mike builds himself up by tearing others down.

Many months back an attempt to persuade me to join the Mike camp was made, which I ultimately declined. Let me explain. I am always open to seeing people change, if I see heartfelt desire to do so. With Mike McDermott that is never the case. Mike wants to placate you, to eliminate the number of threats he perceives to his political career. I informed them that Mike didn't have to make anything right with me, as I am a grown ass man. Anyone that reads this site knows my issues with Mike are the samples mentioned above and more importantly for me his treatment of Lynn Dodenhoff, Christine Sheddy, her children, her family and friends.

Mike McDermott's "experience" he talks about so frequently was 26 years of law enforcement in 2007 . Mike made up his mind that Christine had just decided to run off to go party and say the hell with her children and responsibilities, and even filed charges of child abandonment against her. . These are not my opinions..these are facts. When Lynn Dodenhoff (Christine's Mother)tried to tell him that her Daughter would never do that, Mike tells her Mother that she was a "sponge on society" for her lack of work history. Christine Sheddy had lost the love of her life and Father of her child Hailey to Cancer just a couple of years earlier.

Two years, three months and seven days later after Lynn worked tirelessly with the Maryland State Police and the Worcester County State's Attorney's Office led by Joel Todd , Christine's body was recovered from a shallow grave within a stones throw from the very Office that Mike McDermott worked in. That was his 26 years of experience.

This is where the problem with Mike McDermott started with me, and why ultimately I could never support Mike for any Office. After Christine's body was found, did Mike ever try to apologize for disparaging her to her Mother? the answer is no..he never reached out to apologize for the hateful words and attitude he took regarding a murder victim. That my friends is not how someone with a heart or conscience acts.

At last nights forum a lady who had been blocked from Mike's facebook page for questioning him on his proposed budget ideas, was told it was done because that page is only for supporters. I thought campaign pages were for people to get to know more about the candidates and their ideas. It seems for Mike it is a Mike McDermott fan page where he only has to see positive things about how awesome he is. Mike also called the lady a name and turned away. How can Mike McDermott claim to have the best interest of everyone in mind, when he cannot take criticism or accept when he is wrong?. Everyone last night also noticed that Mike refused to shake the hands of his opponents, which is why later on when Mike walked back and offered his hand to me I told him I wasn't going to shake his hand.

Worcester County Sheriff Reggie Mason is a good man, one with integrity and honor. A man that all Republicans rallied behind without fail in the past elections. Reggie has fully endorsed Matt Crisafulli to be the next Sheriff after he retires. Notice what happened as soon as this was made public? Mike McDermott starts disparaging Reggie and the way he has handled the Sheriff's office the past few years. Reggie has even called Mike out on this publicly. What does the McDermott camp do? They go around trying to convince everyone that Reggie has mental issues as a way to take away any credence to Reggie's endorsement. That my friends is the truth.


I don't dislike Mike McDermott without cause, I dislike Mike McDermott because this above is who he is. I just ask that if you are a Worcester County Voter and a republican to please consider my above true statements before you vote for Mike. Matt Crisafulli cares about everyone and doesn't dismiss and judge others who disagree with him.

An apology at this point from him would be of no value, as it would be done for political reasons only, sincere regret would have happened when Christine's body was removed from the ground.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen!!!!

Unknown said...

Scott Bernal is head and shoulders above them all!!!

Anonymous said...

The man did a great job when in Annapolis. I for one observed it and others had to notice it too.

Anonymous said...

And, of course, Bill McDermott has the endorsement of slime ball Mike. :)

Anonymous said...

It was a disgusting display by political mike. The only person he care's about is himself. I watched in horror as he belittles ALL his opponents in front of a packed house. If that wasn't bad enough he publicly turns on Reggie Mason for not being trustworthy!!!! This man is despicable and rotten to the core. To the lady that was called a name...you are not the first nor the last. What gets me is the amount of women who attended this event that were openly fawning all over this sorry excuse for a law enforcement official(I use that term loosely). Ladies wake up. Just because he pounds the lecturn like a seasoned evangelist doesnt mean he will make a good sheriff. Do your homework. Anyone can pad their resume. We need a sheriff that has integrity and the desire to work for EVERYONE not just the one's he deems fit for consideration.

Anonymous said...

Bill is a much better choice then lyin heiser

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with you! Mike McDermott is digging his own grave. He is a horrible person

Anonymous said...

He is a hothead. Anyone can listen to the videos from when he was in Annapolis. If you take a minute and look back you will quickly learn that he only had his best interests at heart and the campaign he is running now contradicts everything he said when he was delegate. Wake up! The man loves himself too much to give a damn about anyone else.... Including his groupies.

Anonymous said...

I agree 100% with everything you wrote...

Anonymous said...

Annapolis..... Well he might have in your eyes done okay in Annapolis, but while he was there he was stealing tax dollars claiming to work full time at the Sheriff’s Office the whole time as well. And you know (unless you don’t work) that working full time in Annapolis and Sheriff’s Office at the same time is simply impossible. Yet, he claims it’s all legit? A man who out right lies to your face will always be a liar.
Not only that you should reach out to people in Annapolis and ask what people who worked with him actually thought of him.
Let’s talked his “education”. All I have to say to him is prove it? What verification of certification can he supply us with over the past 10 years that he has actively been taking education as a command staff? If he did should be easy to prove with a MD Training Commission transcript? If he doesn’t have a legitimate resume then it means nothing. “Seminars” are not training, anyone can attend them and don’t have to pass a thing.

Anonymous said...

I would have picked Billy, but I can’t get past the idea he partnered himself with Mike. Shows he doesn’t pick people for the right reasons, he only partnered with Mike because he could give him sign locations and some political donations. That’s not a reason to partner with him. All Sheriff candidates want the best for worcester county. He should have just ran his own campaign.

Anonymous said...

There is a video of all candidates speaking last night. You should post it.

Anonymous said...

Well written and all fact Mr Taylor! Kudos!

Anonymous said...

McDermott's law enforcement experience consists of years of sowing dissension and back stabbing. Likewise his time as mayor of Pocomoke.
During his single term, in the MD General Assembly, he accomplished nothing because he had no credibility and couldn't work with anyone. However, he did enrich himself by drawing full pay from the Sheriff's Department, while he was in Annapolis.

Anonymous said...

Exactly! He’s famous for making promises to people and never following through, stomping all over his own employees for his own personal benefit, and stealing county money. Not to mention worked a long time, but has no real accolades for accomplishing anything. When he gets in office commissioners, he will try to use his hypocritical promises and lies to tell you what you want to hear and shot all over them. That’s his legacy.

Anonymous said...

Scott seems like a nice person, But I have full confidence Matt will do a great job!

Anonymous said...

#MakeMikePayBackHisStolenSalary!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget he used his county vehicle to travel back and forth to Annapolis for his delegate position.

Anonymous said...

funny you dont interview any current Sheriff employees and ask what they think. They are the ones who will have to work with the winner.

Anonymous said...

Funny how you bash, yet his opponents think there is a PCP problem in Worcester County? really...and his opponent thinks a drug sniffing canine in every school is a great idea? oh and your boy Matt wants a police vehicle at every school? well...what about a Deputy at every school that is allowed to do his job..oh wait never mind you wont post this anyway

Anonymous said...

So he’s used/stolen county payroll, missed county vehicle miles & gas, and mishandles cases within the department. Why does this guy even have a job?

Anonymous said...

9:28 What did he promise you? I have heard he has promised promotions, jobs re-instated blah, blah, blah.....POS It is always about him. I cant believe woman would buy into his BS. Ask his wife how many times he has moved her to tears and told to shut up. Christian man my ass. SNAKE!!!! Power hungry, woman hating, self indulgent, I am better than you POS.

Anonymous said...

I wasn’t going to comment on anything, but I attended the forum as well in support of Bernal. And I was highly offended by Mike McDermott’s action, personality and general demeanor.
I was told by Scott that the Candidates were sent an email days before the event stating that candidates should not talk about other candidates, only themselves. And even after being told by the RWWC not to sling mud about people Mike McDermott still could not control himself. He straight out put down Scott and Mike in effort to benefit himself. And directly after that just started yelling his speech like a lunatic. Telling us that he is a command staff officer who runs the office, and in the same breath saying the sheriffs office has a lot to overcome and change. So what is it? You suck as a command staff officer or you haven’t done anything at the sheriffs office?
We wiser vote Bernal!

Anonymous said...

Why would he interview an employee? Either way they have to work for whoever wins.... And one persons opinion isnt everyone’s. That’s why they get a vote and option to comment on here just like you. And people say Mike is vindictive, and has made promises to many of the employees already. So it’s all around not reliable. #votebernal

Anonymous said...

There is a drug problem in Worcester County just like the rest of the nation, you don’t know it now you do.
And people are entitled to speak about their goals, mike didn’t even talk about his. And since you are obviously a mike supporter why don’t you enlighten everyone why he would be a good Sheriff just on his “provable” resume and goals?

Anonymous said...

FIRE MIKE MCDERMOTT! Thief, liar and hypocrite!

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to throw a bucket of sponges at Mike McDermott

Anonymous said...

9:49 I was there too. I am glad I'm not the only one who saw this. Mike's behavior was disgusting! I respect Scott. I'd vote for him if Matt wasn't running. I know that Matt will be an excellent Sheriff! In fact, I wish that Matt and Scott would team up. They were the only 2 sitting together... To me, that speaks VOLUMES of their character!
Mike on the other hand... Well, he has none. He is just an awful person. I can't imagine what it would be like to have to work for him.

Anonymous said...

Bill McDermott is risking his career to support Mike. I have to ask myself why anyone would do that? He probably would've had my vote if they weren't running a campaign together. They both obviously don't have what it takes to run on their own. Think about it

Anonymous said...

I'll buy the sponges!

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure it was JT, years ago, that got his mileage logs for this period of time. But yes, he used his county issued maroon crown Vic to travel back and forth to Annapolis for his elected position.

Anonymous said...

Why is McDermott running for Sheriff, if he’s retiring in November? Sounds like he’s just trying to cash in on retirement and get a salary position as Sheriff. All about the money.
Not to mention he can strong hold Matt while he is at the office because win or lose Mikes gone in November either way. And Matt will be working either way. What a jerk!