Monday, August 27, 2007

The Best They Have to Offer?

Over the weekend I was having a conversation with a colleague up North and discussing the Republicans choices in some local races. (OK, I was lamenting about how the Reeps had cleared the field for David Bejarano in the 78th, and where that left us locally.) Then the conversation came to the San Diego Council seats. Going through the Lincoln Club-endorsed candidates brought a chuckle. In this conservative stronghold this is the best they could come up with? In District 1, we have a Jewish man who led the fight to save the cross. Can you say self-loathing? In his previous life, downtown’s establishment candidate Phil Thalheimer was fired from his position as an orderly in a mental health facility, because he was not “a people person”. Now that is someone I want helping run the 8th largest City in America. At least he stopped wearing that silly wig. Then you have District 5. Federal Contractor Carl Demaio polled himself in the 6th District last year…and when he found out he couldn’t beat Donna Frye, moved into the 5th District to give it a run there. I am glad he came out of the closet, to show other young, closeted LGBT Reeps how accepting the San Diego Republican establishment can be… but I hear there may be some additional dirty laundry in that closet. Then you have District 7. Ethically-challenged April Boling is trying to reinvent herself for the voters who prefer a neighborhood candidate. But, does she really think she can convince the educated voters in D7 that with her stint as Murphy’s lap dog on the Pension Committee, and her record number of fines from the City Ethics Commission, that she is anything but part of the problem. Next year should be fun…

3 comments:

San Diego Voter - District 7 said...

Oh my, I can't believe a city as large as San Diego the Republican Party can't find anyone other then 2 candidates that already ran and were rejected by the voters. Also, their third candidate is a DC hack. Yes, we need the same kind of partisan politics they have in DC here in San Diego. No thank you, Carl should go back to DC where he came from and the other two should learn once and for all no one wanted them before and still now.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but the local Democratic Prty has an opportunity here. They haven't really been a shining example of capitalizing on these types of opportunities. Do you think they can pull it together and really hghlight the alternatives, or will they spend their time fighting over which Democratic is better in the 3rd District.

hannitized said...

This is what happens when corruption seeps through all aspects of politics. From Union Bosses to special interests for "equal" rights and political correctness. It's all an agenda to weaken our country from within and it's winning in San Diego. At least DiMaio has the right ideas in regards to the market and government regulations. As long as he's not asking for special rights because he's gay, he's got my vote and support. Anyway you think some Liberal gonna run for that seat? I don't think even the Dems are that stupid... Then again they did support Jim Bell for mayor a few times in the 80's and 90's... Or was it that Star Trike guy?