And then he sighed. louis vuitton bags After all, what Valette has faced this week isn't a laughing louis vuitton mens wallet matter. As the county's manager of election operations, he oversaw the logistics that should have allowed voters to easily cast ballots in Tuesday's primary. Instead, it turned into one of the biggest election fiascos in Maryland history.
Workers on Valette's staff inexplicably forgot to Zhangjj2404 include the plastic cards needed to cast electronic votes when they prepared green canvas bags for election judges. The mistake -- discovered 45 minutes before polling places were to open -- delayed louis vuitton wallet thousands of voters and sparked calls for the top two Elections Board officials to resign or be fired.
No one has asked for Valette's resignation, perhaps because few people know who he is. He could have remained a nameless, behind-the-scenes bureaucrat while his bosses took the public heat. Instead, Valette, 59, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and former District tax lawyer, is stepping forward to take responsibility.
He called the voting card mistake "horrifying."
"It's a sick kind of feeling," Valette said in his small office, lined with government manuals, in a former middle school in Rockville. "We know we busted our tails, and we know that of all the things we could have done louis vuitton bags wrong, this was one of the worst."
"Oh my God," Valette recalls thinking. "This is just absolutely a disaster."
Since then, his agency has been called incompetent, accused of failing its only mission in a county that prides itself on good government. But Valette remains remarkably undefensive, answering every question during a three-hour interview. "It happened in my shop, on my watch," he said. "That's the only way I know how gucci handbags outlet to look at it."