Justice For All?
Paul Gallegos follows Bonnie Neely's lead this morning with his own electioneering oriented My Word column in the Times- Standard.
Bonnie Neely's piece, published a few weeks ago (no link to it on the T-S website), I couldn't see any reason for writing, except as a campaign tactic to garner favor amongst environmentalists. All she did was talk about how lovely it is up here and how important it is to protect the environment.
No specific issues mentioned, just generic environmental chatter. Obviously, the self- described progressive in the race, Richard Marks, has her running scared. Otherwise, there would have been no other reason for her to have bothered writing it.
Gallegos' piece doesn't seem much different. In fact, I'm not really sure just what he's trying to say. It must be an attempt at a you'll feel better about everything if you vote for me message, and not a very good one at that, at least from my perspective.
Just exactly what is he trying to say? He seems to start and end with a generic ramble about community safety, crime prevention, rights and the people. He then goes on to suggest, I guess, that public safety and the problems in the community start and can be solved by the community.
I guess there's a point there but I'm not sure what it is.
Towards the end he writes: "While I can run on my record, I cannot rest on it.". So, finally he mentions his "record", but doesn't elaborate. I guess he gave up trying to manipulate statistics after all the heat he's taken here and realizes he doesn't have much of a record to brag about.
Oh well, nice try, Paul, but I just don't get how your commentary relates to Justice For All. Maybe you can explain that in your next My Word column?