Note: This article was written by ROBIN READER (612) and was originally published on her website Broken Arrow Forum on September 20, 2010, and reappears here on this blog with her permission.
The exit interviews were secretly recorded! We get a glimpse into the initial reactions of the board members and District’s attorneys, including Doug Mann. Dr. Mendenhall was
also in the meeting. He appears to agree that the audit was biased, from his remark, “I think you’ve got a one-sided story.”
We also see the origin of the rumor that Ronda Vuillemont-Smith tried to start about a PR company. It was a remark that Mann made about the PR company employed by Air
Assurance. How Ronda knew about it immediately after the meetings, and why she misrepresented it as plans that the District was going to hire “the biggest PR company in the state” is a question she will probably be asked in a deposition.
From the report on Oklahoma Watchdog: Oklahoma Watchdog – Secret Tape – 09/20/10
A couple of things that Mann says, without backing it up, is that Jim Sisney “stole” documents and that the “board has been torn to pieces” because of Sisney. Mann says: “I can’t tell you how frustrated I am about this. These (findings are) misleading at best and I really implore you to reconsider all this stuff.”
I know, the “without backing it up” is cute, isn’t it? Read the rest of the hopelessly transparent and desperately leading attempts to smear Doug Mann and Steve Burrage in the Oklahoma Watchdog article:
As for who did the recording, we know of one then-employee who would have had access to recording equipment, the know-how to use it, and access to the room to set it up in
advance. This employee is suspected to have leaked confidential information from the District to Sisney. He resigned within days of the exit interview.