I don't know if you read the DE's Our Word yesterday about the mayor's race, but it looks like the DE is starting to understand. Before the primary the DE endorsed Pepper Holder and Sheila for mayor. That was truly stupid and showed a complete ignorance for reality, but maybe they will pay attention to the details before the real election?
Yesterday, the DE started to move toward reality a little. The have begun to figure out what the rest of us have been learning. Sheila is a slick campaigner, but doesn't have a clue about the Carbondale budget, running a meeting, managing an organization or how a city does business development. Her pattern of disinformation and lack of knowledge about all issues surrounding running this city's government is what has bother me from the start.
Then they go on and write, "Cole hasn't run around spreading inaccuracies like Simon, but has defaulted to ignorance on more than one occasion." OK, so we knew who the ethical candidate was already, but it is nice that the DE is getting it.
What exactly is wrong with claiming "ignorance" and once you are informed there is a problem, fixing it? This is the way the real world works people, you do things, you figure out what you did right and wrong, you fix it and move on. Has the DE decided that not knowing about stray weblinks or Facebook groups, someone else made, is a big deal? In particular, I would think that Facebook stuff, that someone owns, that is wrong, is completely understood on campus in this day and age. Once Brad was told about the problem, he moved rapidly to fix it. That is about as well as you can do in the real world.
Once you are out of college, this is what we call highly ethical behavior. In the real world, we don't turn in assignments and forget about them. Sometimes they come back and bite you. You will see, no good deed goes unpunished.
A far bigger problem is Sheila's running without a plan to improve the city and with no idea how the budget works. Sometimes, even in American politics, you can make a clear choice based on quality. This isn't has hard as the Green Party had it choosing between W and Gore, this one is easy. Your choice is between a slick lawyer, with no clue and the best mayor Carbondale has had in 30 years.
Nice to see the DE is starting to get it.