Sunday, October 7, 2007
The Ralph Nader of Hudson
I know that many people don't read all the comments, and it's hard to keep track when new comments are added.
So, I wanted to post the following comment today, so that everyone knows to reads it.
It's from "Anonymous" (in italics):
"you should all get over yourselves...
none of you have been in hudson that long
and it is always interesting to see the frenzy of the "newcomers" rally around political figures that they know nothing about. four years ago linda was the second coming of christ. the one who was going to fix hudson. unfortunately she did not win
rick scelera won and retained his position,
the only reason that rick did not win the last race against dick tracey was because he did not run.
the "new regime" that has all the answers had a chance by getting dick and rob elected, and they fucked it up.
linda is being black listed becasue she is actually speaking to SLC about working together to build the waterfront. Well...guess what kids...SLC owns the waterfront, so you pretty much have to talk with them at some point. It's called business, so all of you who are standing on your never-give-in soapboxes, should probably get down off of them, put down your cocktails, sober up and get to work bringing the community together. Linda is not the one dividing the community, you are. Do you all forget that there was an entire city of people here long before ANY of the newbies came along? I believe you all want to simply block it out that there are "others" in this town.
My prediction, Rick is going to win, and you can all keep on your futile quest for change, because you don't actually want change that is inclusive of EVERYONE, just change that includes those that agree with you.
So...good night...and good luck...
PS...people with bad hair and that don't look that good in drag, should not throw stones by posting others high school pictures. I am sure we all have photos from our past that we would like to forget...and actually, I think Linda rocks that big hair...you're just jealous that you can make that happen atop your own head...."
I really don't need to say anything.
But I will. :)
Presently, we have a government without accountability. People pay (a lot of) taxes yet there's little if any books and records as to where the money goes.
That's not right. That needs to change.
Complain about the newbies all you want, but it's the newbies that bring new life and money into this town. Plus, three board members resigned from TSL because Linda continues to run. Are they newbies, too?
When you lose the primary, you step out of the race and support the other Democratic candidate. That's the right thing to do.
Linda is not a strong enough candidate.
And, yes, it's a shame. She's done a lot for this town, and she should be working with the other democrats, not against them.
Unfortunately, she's stubborn and tenacious and if she does not step out, she will be remembered as "The Ralph Nader of Hudson".
But, if she does step out of before the election, I'll be the first one to send a check to TSL.
Do the right thing, Linda.