It won't matter at all because the verbiage is a metaphor, and like all metaphors they require interpretation. The anonymous user could easily argue that Hadley took his metaphorical comment out of context.
"Hadley is a Sandusky waiting to be exposed. Check out the view he has of Empire from his front door."
Sandusky Ohio is a city with one of the largest collections of roller coasters in the world. Clearly the anonymous comment was trying to convey (metaphorically) that Hadley is on a wild roller coaster ride who views everything he sees from his front door as his empire.
All that we really know is that Hadley is extremely sensitive to free speech, and he is willing to throw excessive amounts of money at a problem that doesn't really exist. Sounds like he's going to be a great role model for other politicians as the chairman of the board of Stephenson County, Illinois.