Saturday, June 03, 2006

Don't Check The Mail. Turn Off The TV

We all know, as the Sacramento Bee points out, that as the election gets closer, races often get dirtier and dirtier. One exception here being the Dikeman/ Gallegos race that got pretty heated earlier on, or so it seemed to me.

This is the time when it's probably best to turn off the TV and radio if you can't handle the same ads over and over again. I swear if I hear one more Gallegos ad on the radio I'm going to scream.

Well, I take that back. I told myself that yesterday morning and, as soon as I turned on the truck radio, there was the Gallegos ad, yet again. I didn't scream.

So, let's see if any new sleaze enters any of the local campaigns in the next few days. Seems pretty mild today, at least so far. The only thing close being 4th district Supe candidate Richard Marks' attempt to place himself even further to the left by suggesting the other candidates publicly support Measure T.

Wow, that's out there, Richard. Not sleazy politics, just out there.

Here's a look at some hit campaigns down south of us as reported by the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat. Other than those recent slate mailers, I don't know that we've had anything like that up here this time around.

22 Comments:

At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Kat said...

Wouldn't it be funny if people didn't vote for the issues, and instead voted for the candidate that was the least nasty in their ad campaign against the other one?

I hate election ads. They should put that money towards something constructive.

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Fred said...

I was thinking, wouldn't it be nice to vote for the candidate that has the least TV and radio ads.

Just like a letter I wrote to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat a few years ago. People were complaining about all the money in politics. I wrote a letter suggesting that, if you don't like all the money in politics, vote for the candidate with the least amount of money.

 
At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That means I have your vote then, right Fred?
Richard Marks

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats what happens when you hire a commie to run your campaign, you start sounding like one.

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Richard writes: "That means I have your vote then, right Fred?"

If I remember to stop by that Instant Runoff Voting demo at the Eureka Muni on Tuesday, sure, I'll cast a vote for you.

 
At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard Salzman's rip off ad in today's TS should qualify!

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you waste precious ad space running the other guy's picture?

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I suppose if you thought it would serve your purpose, you would.

BTW: Paul Gallegos was hitting the pavement and canvassing my neighborhood today.

He's obviously desperate to save his job. I can't imagine why someone would go to so much effort to save a job where so many people dislike you. It has to be money, or power, or both. I can't imagine any other reason.

Never came by my house. I suspect the NO ON T sign scared him off.

I almost hoped he would but, I get a knock on the door. I thought he might have changed his mind. Nope; it was the Jehovas Witnesses advertising their next big meeting. I forget what they called it.

If interested, and I would think Mike Smith might be, give me a buzz and I'll tell you what's on their flyer.

 
At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Fred. He's desperate.

And if he wins, his problems don't go away. They are problems of his own making. Some are caused by his incompetnece, and some by his absolute and total lack of concern.

Gallegos is a straw man.

 
At 7:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, he is a fraud. Someone ought to look into the fact that he's been saying that he lost the domestic violence grant in 2004, but has been receiving over 100K a year on the grant to date but has not used it for the agreed purpose. Since Fraud is not a victimless crime - alot of humboldt county women have been victimized by his fraud.

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger Bitxxx said...

Hi talked with him in fron of my house. Certainly didn't seem desperate in the least. I would say confident. Has the votes on my block anyway.

 
At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bit - still don't see your name listed in the phone book. Where do you live?

I got a frantic call from his campaign about a week ago begging for money. The girl was saying if they didn't get another 20k, that Worth was sure to win. I told them no way - this is not about the recall but about the mess in that office and I wasn't going to give another dime.

Also, when did you talk to him in front of hour house? I would think he would be going to houses of those that he needs to sway in his direction instead of people alreadly entrenched.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Actually, since Kerrigan has made such hay walking the pavement, this will probably be a fixture in local progressive politics for the forseeable future. In a close race, it could make the difference.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Bitxxx said...

I saw him Sunday. I was working in my yard. Haven't seen Worth out or Flemming. Walking is the way.

 
At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah - Gallegos starts walking a couple of days before the election. Like you think that will make a difference.

Not with me.

 
At 11:59 AM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

In a close election, anything can make a difference.

 
At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's June 7th. Gallegos has won. What happens to the office?
Will Gallegos learn to be a manager? Will he be able to hire real prosecutors? Or more yougofree.coms? What happens?

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Dikeman is fired. Terrence Hallinan is hired.

The first one anyway. I'm spreading the second as a rumor hoping it'll come true.

 
At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a joke

 
At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

guess that's why gallegos hasn't been in the office. he's busy hiring out of the area big wigs to step in. more with less, that's what we like to hear. Maybe Hallinan'll do it pro bono.

 
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