In what has to be one of the stupidest reasons for firing an admittedly effective City Manager, officials in Fort Myers Beach, Florida voted 5-0 to fire their City Manager because he married an adult film star.

According to a report in The Miami Herald, City Manager Scott Janke was fired, "without cause", Tuesday night by the City Council by a vote of 5-0.

According to Mayor Larry Kiker:

Kiker acknowledged that Janke had violated no rules or laws and added that he had done a good job for the island town that had about 6,500 people, according to the 2000 Census. But the mayor was concerned whether Janke could remain effective and not distract the community from the business of the town along the state's west coast.

Just how backwards are these dolts?  Since when does whom a person marries - porn star or not - dictate how effective they will be in the performance of their job?

What do you folks think?

Update #1:  The AP and MSNBC have picked up the story too now.  Obviously it has gotten some legs (no pun intended)!

Originally posted to TimRivers on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 06:36 AM PDT.


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