Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Non Sequitur Travistorial

Nice train of thought in a recent editorial from her man at De la Guerra on Measure A which a faithful reader passed on to me this morning:

This episode is yet another example of the rush by certain individuals and organizations to endorse proposals before the wording and possible consequences are fully discussed in public. They hold press conferences and present them as done deals to the community.

Then it backfires.

Take Measure A on last November's city ballot. Group after group lined up to support the idea of moving city elections from odd-number years to even ones to "save money on election costs." The News-Press opposed Measure A on a variety of grounds. The measure amounted to a power grab by some council members to extend their terms by one year.

Voters rebuked the City Council and Measure A's campaign managers at the ballot box.

Our reader liked the non sequitur matching "group after group" with "campaign managers"...whaaa? I also like the assumption that campaign managers want fewer elections so they don't have to make money in off years....

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Anonymous no sequins for her said...

That Travistorial only comes close to making any sense if that Measure A for the city election last year had any campaign managers and any voters knew who they were.

These "editorials" are so bizarre in that they seldom actually state who or what all that whining innuendo really is about.

Seems like the Travis editorial writer is afraid to back up his allegations with facts and to name names.

4/24/2008 9:09 AM  
Anonymous bee said...

Wow. See sara use big words. Too bad she doesn't make any sense either.

4/26/2008 1:40 AM  
Anonymous One Finger Wave Dave said...


Travis and Wendy lovers are pretty quick to blog their defense of Wendy, Travis and the gang. They'll whip out reponses just as fast as two stubby fingers can pound a keyboard. Truth is, it's an entertaining read; sort of a view into the Twilight Zone.

So it's a good thing you provide a forum for opposing opinions Sara, because, as you know, they don't do that at the NP.

4/26/2008 11:47 PM  

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