Notwithstanding his arguable lack of altruism discussed below, County Board Chairman Terry Rose had a plausible point in suggesting that indicted County Executive Allan Kehl should step aisde, a recommendation he changed to urging Kehl's resignation after learning that state law only allows county executives to take a leave of absence in case of mental or physical disability.
The Kenosha News aptly questioned Kehl's ability to fully carry out his duties while defending himself against federal conspiracy charges, although the newspaper once again failed to do its homework when it didn't immediately research the legal quandry that prevents Kehl from stepping aside as it editorially urged. (The newspaper subsequently reported on this but it should have done its homework first before suggesting the impossible.)
What the newspaper didn't argue -- and should have -- is that the law which prohibits Kehl from taking a leave of absence under these circumstances needs to be changed -- pronto. (The legislature is still in session, folks.)
It makes no sense that, say, a deputy sheriff accused of serious misconduct can be suspended with pay pending resolution of the allegation but the county's chief executive can't (even if he's willing do so).
This obviously need fixing.