IT’S CRIMINAL: School Board Member Jeered For “Rambling, Self-Absorbed” Graduation Speech, Arrested on Warrant

UPDATE: An eagle-eyed reader notes that Democrat Noonan ran for State Senate in 2006, losing to Republican Mike Kopp, despite self-funding her race to the tune of nearly $250,000. Noonan now runs the left-leaning Capitol Watch.

Local politics can sometimes be the most fun to cover, as it brings us gems like JeffCo school board member Paula Noonan, who was arrested last week on an outstanding warrant.

Perhaps best known as the graduation speaker who was booed, jeered and literally drowned out with air horns for giving what was dubbed a “rambling, self-absorbed” speech at Dakota Ridge High School, Noonan has now found herself back in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

But, wait, it gets better.

In a move so stupid only a politician could make it, Noonan publicized her mistakes along the way.

Reports the Columbine Courier:

Jeffco school board member Paula Noonan was arrested during a traffic stop Jan. 8 when Denver police officers became aware of an outstanding warrant from a 2011 traffic ticket.

Noonan wrote in a letter to the editor of the Courier that in 2011 she was ticketed for not having proof of insurance when she was pulled over. Noonan was given a court date, which she said she missed.

What kind of elected official does something like that? Apparently, ones who also give speeches worthy of a 9News segment just about how awful they were. [Full video after the jump]

Flashback to that epic 9News segment:

“They laughed, they booed, they tried air horns — anything to get her to stop speaking and sit down. She didn’t, and now the JeffCo school district is receiving complaint letters.

Here’s 9News reporter Kyle Clark:”

 
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