Thursday, August 09, 2012

Thompson Endorses Ciarabellini?

Congressman Mike Thompson endorsed Melinda Ciarabellini in her quest for another term on the Eureka City Council. Wow! How exciting!


I suppose there's nothing wrong with touting any endorsements she can get, but I question whether a congressman should be making city council endorsements in the first place. Never mind that Mike Thompson isn't even our representative in congress anymore.

I certainly wouldn't have wrote a letter to the editor announcing it. I'd save that letter for a more impressive endorsement. Maybe from someone a bit more local?


At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Thompson's a good guy. He has integrity.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Regardless of what one thinks of Mike Thompson, that's not my point.

At 1:55 PM, Anonymous skippy said...

It's a valid point, Fred. One wonders how these endorsements happen.

For example, few noticed that after Ms. Ciarabellini had volunteered for Rex Bohn's Supervisorial campaign handing out flyers and walking door-to-door with him, she afterwards initiated a motion as a sitting Council member to have the Eureka City Council endorse Rex in a letter to the Governor appointing him for the interim position.

She should have recused herself-- but she wanted to make it happen. It was poor judgement that few caught. Doing this from her position, and having the City Council following suit in her recommendation, represented a clear conflict of interest.

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I wasn't aware of that happening. Good point. I agree.


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