Friday, October 20, 2006

Suicide is painless, it brings on many changes

The poor GOP can't catch a break these days:
A Kane County Board hopeful who died Tuesday when his car slammed into a pedestrian bridge will not be replaced on the election ballot, a Kane County Republican party official said Wednesday.

Brent K. Schepp, 36, of Aurora, arrested last week on sexual assault charges, died of multiple injuries from the crash, a DuPage County coroner spokeswoman said.

. . .

Schepp was running for the board's District 3 seat and was the local Republican central committee's choice until he was arrested Friday and charged with sexual assault of two teenage girls in 2005. The girls are now 15 and 16, authorities said, adding that Schepp knew the girls.

The case has now been dismissed, Kane County State's Atty. John Barsanti said.

Although Schepp's death creates a practical vacancy on the Nov. 7 election ballot, the county's Republican party chairman said Wednesday he is recommending the GOP abandon the County Board race in Aurora.

So let's check facts:

1. Republican

2. Child molester/pervert

3. Coward

Yep, sounds like a card-carrying modern Republican with all necessary attributes in place.