Monday, April 16, 2007

DE endorses Cole, well really they call Simon unacceptable - but they are still confused

The DE's endorsement is here.

The DE's rejection of Sheila because of her "campaign of disinformation and baseless attacks," seems on target. I don't know how so many state employed, well educated, liberals thought it was OK to go on a whisper campaign of lies for the last 11 months (could they not have known it was lies?). In only 1 month of real campaigning, the whole thing fell apart. If you thought that Karl Rove was just lucky before, think again. It is hard to keep all those lies up in the air for months at a time.

I'm pretty confused about the DE's idea that Brad is killing "The Strip?" The strip is little changed in the last 30 years, beyond the difference that the students don't walk anywhere. The students have chosen to shop at Walmart and the Mall. The only thing left on the strip is services businesses, but all the higher volume stuff is concentrated where there is better parking. The strip will magically re-emerge when gas prices are $4 or $5 per gallon and not every student thinks it is their given right to drive everywhere.

In a city council election where you are choosing one limitation or another, Joe Moore seems like a logical choice for them to make.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is hard to keep all those lies up in the air for months at a time.

Got a list of those lies, Peter? Simon hasn't lied about anything during this whole campaign. Now, your candidate, on the other hand...

Peter in Carbondale said...

Doesn't it bother you at all that everyone else can see it and you can't? Kind of an Emperor has no clothes kind of thing isn't it? Just because you wish it is true, doesn't make it so.

Keep fishing, you are 11 months in and have nothing reasonable so far.

Anonymous said...

No, Simon hasn't lied about anything.

Except that she said she was never in favor of raising the bar entry age. Oh, and when she said she never advocated for party-free zones. Or when she said Brad was evil for reducing the # of citizen committees, only she voted to axe them 4 out of 5 times.

Then there are little pseudo-lies: not quite direct statements, but clear manipulations of the truth, like damning Brad for expenses she voted for -- or preposterously maintaining that there's a huge difference between Brad going to Cuba on taxpayer dollars and her going to Cuba on...well, taxpayer dollars.

She also didn't know what the city budget was. Not a lie, but it would be nice for the mayor to know things like that.