New Face In Gallegos Campaign
District Attorney Paul Gallegos sure seems like a pretty hard left leaning guy. Seems like everyone he associates himself with is on the left to some extent. First it was hard core lefty, Richard Salzman. Now it's Alison Nichols, whose first fifteen minutes of fame came from local coverage of her heading down to join the Cindy Sheehan camp out at Bush's ranch in Texas.
I guess it would be a little extreme to vote against someone because his campaign manager went out of her way to visit with that ate up old hag in Texas (and, no, I'm not War Party), but it makes me wonder: What kind of people does Gallegos associate himself with on a daily basis? It seems like he really goes after the local lefties for his support. Not that there's anything really wrong with that, in and of itself, but you'd think the guy would try to get a wider base of support.
That said, maybe I'm under the wrong impression because the only time I hear anything glowing about Gallegos it comes from the Left. There must be some right leaning or middle of the road type support for Gallegos around here. Isn't there? Myself? I didn't vote in the DA or Sheriff's race last time around and it's too early to say which way I'll go come this next election.
Some of Nichol's claims seem a bit out there to me, like saying crime has gone down since Gallegos has been in office. I find it hard to believe that a District Attorney can have that much to do with crime actually going down, if in fact it is down. To hear it from some people, like past Eureka Police Chief, Dave Douglas, crime has gone up lately, or at least calls for service have.
I'll stay outside of this fray, except to comment on it, and decide who to vote for in the months to come.