Commissioner Calls Peer ‘Honey Boo Boo’ During City Meeting
DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – It involved a lot of finger pointing and name-calling and no, in this case, we’re not talking about a reality television show. These were the antics Tuesday during a meeting of the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court.
Today Commissioner John Wiley Price compared Commissioner Maurine Dickey to a child reality TV star. The meeting was the second to last for Dickey, who is soon to retire.
During her eight years on the court, fellow Commissioner Price has called Dickey a variety of names. This time Dickey made appoint during the meeting and Price said, ”Honey Boo-Boo has spoken.”
Honey Boo-Boo is a reality star on TLC, who competes in beauty pageants. Price’s name-calling also violates one of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ rules.
CBS 11 News asked Commissioner Dickey what she thought about Commissioner Price calling her yet another name. She responded that during the executive session Price had even called her a name laced with profanity.
“If I let it bother me, I wouldn’t be able to do my job,” she said. “Of course, it isn’t pleasant, but there are so many pleasant things that are associated with the job and I’m sorry that people need to use bad language.”
When it came time for a commissioner’s court picture during the session, Dickey stood with Jenkins, and fellow Commissioners Mike Cantrell and Elba Garcia. Price moved from the area and stayed distant.
Judge Jenkins was also asked about Price’s continued use of name-calling. He said, “We don’t want to create YouTube videos for our competitors, let’s say Fulton County, Georgia who’s competing to get business.”
Commissioner Price quickly left the court before a CBS 11 News crew could ask him about his actions. As of this publishing he also had not returned calls requesting comment.
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