District 21 judicial candidate John Mantooth is not a good father, not a good grandfather and in my opinion a review of his 37 year record as an attorney in Cleveland, Garvin and McClain Counties reveals that he would not be a good judge.
The Schills are shrill; in their next post, Andrew Schill — another Okie Law grad who worked in Mantooth’s office for a year — lambastes his father-in-law for giving them a crappy Christmas basket, including worm-ridden chocolates…
I would suggest that the question the voters of District 21 should be asking is, “if this is what Mr. Mantooth gives to his children, what would he give the people of District 21?”
Note to Dads: give your daughters ponies or face their eternal wrath.
One day shortly before the Christmas of 2004 John Mantooth hurried into my law office with a rusted golden basket. … After a delightful lunch, I unwrapped the chocolates in anticipation of a quick dessert before returning to work. Also offering a chocolate to one of my friends, I took a quick bite. However, upon recognizing an unfamiliar and unpleasant taste I yelled in shock for my friend to stop. My deepest momentary fear was realized when a survey of the remaining chocolate revealed the remains of the numerous worms and weevils that had long ago devoured the aged chocolate.
The following day would find a slightly enraged voicemail from John Mantooth who had discovered that I was under the erroneous assumptions that the gift was for me. He wanted to clarify that the rusted golden basket, pocket knife, stale potpourri and worm-ridden chocolates were not for me, but were in fact for my wife, his second daughter, for Christmas!
What kind of horrible life have you had that you can immediately recognize the taste of worm-infested chocolate? I feel sorry for this dude. I’ve never bitten into a piece of bad chocolate and thought: “Oh no, not again…”
Mantooth has theories for the attack from his children, beyond resentment over spoiled chocolate. He believes Jan Schill is upset at him for divorcing her mother and remarrying, reports KOCO.com, as we mentioned yesterday. (See the Family Stats page on the You’re-Stupid-For-Voting-For-My-Dad website.)
And Mantooth believes that Andrew Schill may be wanting to help out his opponent, Greg Dixon. After leaving Mantooth’s office in 2004, Schill went to work with Dixon. He left in 2007, and it appears Montgomery, Dixon & Schill has dissolved, but Schill’s bio is still there in cached form. From the AP:
Mantooth also suspects political maneuvering. He said his son-in-law, Andrew Schill, was once law partners with one of his opponents in Tuesday’s primary, Greg Dixon.
“That’s a very strange set of circumstances,” Mantooth said. “For a person to believe that Greg Dixon had nothing to do with this is like trying to believe that cows give chocolate milk.”
It sounds like this family needs to take a field trip to the Jacques Torres factory.
This is an important lesson for the politically ambitious. Court your family before you start courting voters.
Do Not Vote For My Dad [official website]
Daughter urges Okla. voters to not vote for father [Associated Press]