Rick Walsh, former IAFF 7th district vice-president, issued a video last week explaining his rational for resigning.
It didn’t take long for Shady Schait’s headquarters whorehouse to come up with a willing “trick” to undertake the dubious task of trying to explain away Walsh’s underlying concerns.
Vice president Fred LeBlanc says Walsh’s video is “disingenuous”, a fancy word for dishonest.
He makes much of the Board’s right to “confidentiality” and “trust.”
He asserts that Walsh would have been afforded “all elements of due process.”
The Rat Hole
LeBlanc goes down the Shady Schait rat hole by saying that Walsh used the term “rat” to refer to another DVP.
Talk about disingenuous.
Everybody knows that Shady Schait popularized the use of “rat” as he traveled around, calling anyone whom he thought was standing up to him that name.
He even used it during his fancy dinners to try and destroy Pete Gorman, among others.
It’s a perfect example of LeBlanc defending Shady Schait with a “holier than thou” double standard.
He is being hypocritical and he knows it.
LeBlanc would protect Shady Schait’s dubious deals rather than stand for openness, honesty and transparency.
Shady Schait is a master at the whispered slur and the damaging innuendo, lying left and right.
Shady Schait’s Private Dicks
Can we really believe Freddy when he talks about the violation of confidentiality and trust?
In a word, no.
He has been part of Schaitberger’s extraordinary effort to violate the information rights of IAFF members by using private dicks to search (and read) emails, texts and phone records.
Not long before his death former vice president Mike Mullane expressed dismay that the board had gone along with Shady Schait.
He knew that once Schaitberger had a look he would be like a crack addict with a fresh pipe.
He was right.
Freddy has been a Shady Schait true believer all along.
He’s the last person to complain about confidentiality.
As mentioned earlier, LeBlanc wants us all to especially know that Walsh, “would have been afforded all elements of due process.”
He wants us to believe he has never heard of either former IAFF brother Darren Bates or what Shady Schait did to him.
About five years ago Darren Bates, an Omaha fire captain, IAFF Local 385 president and district field service representative (DFSR) was arrested on a trumped up charge in a dubious “prostitution sting” in Iowa.
Bates had arranged for a massage and repeatedly declined more, only to be arrested when local cops leaped out of their hiding place to apprehend him like a team of corn husker Clouseaus.
When word reached the IAFF that Bates had been arrested, the reaction was swift and sure.
Shady Schait fired Bates from his post as a DFSR and then caused the IAFF to distribute notice of his firing to news outlets whom then published it.
Shady Schait humiliated a brother IAFF member for no supportable reason.
He robbed a member of the due process and dignity owed to all of us.
Worse yet, he betrayed Bates’s union trust by proudly leaking his actions to the news media.
And LeBlanc has the balls to tell us that Shady Schait believes in due process?
By the way, Darren Bates was found not guilty in less than three hours by a jury.
Walsh had every reason to be deeply concerned about his due process and the fact that Shady Schait will do anything to destroy a perceived enemy.
Where due process is concerned, Fred LeBlanc has a very selective memory.
You Can’t Turn Tricks Forever
LeBlanc suggests that Walsh colluded “to destroy the reputation of our General President in the most vile way.”
What Shady Schait did to Darren Bates is a much better example of vile as is what Le Blanc is doing right now: giving cover to a toxic and narcissistic leader who has debased the ethics and the reputation of the IAFF.
LeBlanc may be eager to “raise his skirt” for Shady Schait but soon enough he’ll learn that the “madam” has a very short memory where fair play and loyalty is concerned.
Underneath all that make-up and the tight outfight Freddy is just another fake.
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