Sunday, May 07, 2006

Shhhhh...

Today is the one year anniversary of my wedding, and I'm pretty sure Abbzug would kill me if she knew I was blogging. I've only got a few minutes while she's out getting coffee, so here goes...

Critics claim downtown plan has too many details. Yes, that can happen, though we're not, at this point, talking about Columbia's downtown.

Can you spot which one of these letters is part of a campaign machine? RECAP? First time I've heard that name.

That's it for today.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So just for kicks I looked up John Bailey in the voter rolls There are two in Howard County - John Bailey III and John Bailey IV both in laurel. My guess is that John IV wrote the letter but is son to JOhn III who lives (drum role please) next door to Donna Thewes - one of the 5 proposers of "RECAP". So yeah definitely a plant.

Anonymous said...

What a surprise - a neighbor of Donna Thewes. You'd think they would have tried to cover their tracks a little better. Rookies.

hocoblog said...

A plant? So what? If someone wrote against the RECAP plan would that be a plant? What if they lived next to Guy Guzzone?

I think next door neighbors to any candidate should just shut up and tear up their voter registration cards. As we know, their opinion does not count.

Hayduke said...

There's nothing wrong with having a "plant" write letters in support of you or your cause to the paper. If I implied such a thing in my post, I didn't mean it (as for the commentors, well...). Having been both a plant and a planter, I'm not really one to pass judgment on the practice.

Anon #2, I think, gets at what I was trying to say, or rather, how I really feel. Certainly, campaigns involve lots of people, and getting a few to write some letters is a good way of getting your message out. But, you also need to be careful to ensure that others don't see it as a blatantly political move, which to some extent discredits the policy. And with four bloggers patrolling the papers, it will be harder and harder to have such letters escape notice.

AlwaysRight said...

Talk about a political machine... Did you see the list of all Democrats endorsed by the teacher's union in the HCTimes this week? Yes, I said, "all Democrats."