If it is like the Texas legislature where the members are only paid when it is in session the members all have full time jobs. In this case Stringer is try to serve to masters., the Sheriff and the people of Alabama. As Matthew 6:24 says "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other." I smell a court case on unlawful discharge of an employee. The Sheriff sounds like he wants to continue to be the Lord High Sheriff and control who gets what in his county. But then it could be, " What we have here is a failure to communicate." said the Captain.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.-Huxley
The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer-Kissinger
Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill Opinion, which by Reasoning he never acquired.-Swift