If we had to choose a term in vogue locally, we might be inclined to use "slickered through" regarding what may be going on with the intergovernmental relations director position in the Imperial County government.
That the county might not be able to afford such an expensive new position in times of tight budgets and that the county already employs a lobbyist and already gets legislative analysis from two organizations seem to be almost minor complaints at this point.
What we and others don't like most about this whole thing is that it smells of a setup. Now if it turns out that the man for whom the job seems to have been designed doesn't get the position it may show we were jumping to conclusions (although it might be that county officials succumbed to pressure). We likely will find out who has been selected Tuesday, according to what we have been told.