Ask around the city county offices and you'll quickly learn that Warren Turner thinks he's a "ladies man". Someone who reportedly uses the phrase "the destroyer" in the most inappropriate ways.
The truth is, he's the uncle you avoid at family picnics, not that he's made a move on you, but because you just get this creepy feeling.
As much as Cedar Posts would like to rid the world of men who give men a bad name, there isn't enough in the Warren Turner case to censure him for sexual harassment.
Council members James Mitchell, Patrick Cannon, David Howard, Patsy Kinsey, Warren Cooksey and Andy Dulin voted against censuring Turner. All it should be noted they made a tough choice, but voted correctly.
The Observer's story is here.
That doesn't mean he's not a jerk, by all accounts he is worse than just a jerk. By all accounts he's not someone you want to meet at the office after five.
But being crude, obnoxious, and a pig is not a crime.
So as hard as it is to take the news that Warren Turner gets a free pass and we'll still be seeing his cheesy face around town, we'll put this down as a victory in that at least he has been called out.
No one should ever feel threatened by Uncle Warren because everyone knows he's just being himself and everyone has been warned. Year's from now when he says "Hey sweetie why don't you come sit on Uncle Warren's lap?" our daughters will just laugh, and run like hell.