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Labels: Helene Schneider, Mayoral Race
posted by Sara De la Guerra | 12/18/2008 07:22:00 PM
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Travis's response to the news was more lurid than expected. Never thought I would "see" such a vivid example of hyperventilating in print. Provides some vivid imagery of a red-faced, bulging eyed lunatic flailing away at a keyboard trying to slay the demons growling in his mind. Schneider should consider thanking Travis. Clearly her most effective endorsement; will likely guarantee a victory.
We received her holiday card on Saturday... I was surprised it took the press so long to catch on. Maybe us fellow Westsiders received the card first?
Schneider sent out her holiday cards late last week, and KEYT "discovered" it on Monday, with a news story done and played Tuesday night this week.The News-less then chased that with an article on Thursday, with only a slight amount fabricated content, including mention of a "rumor" about Das Williams supposedly interested in a run for mayor himself. The only "rumor" about that was in the factually challenged editorial the prior week.
Totally need to get out more -- been too busy with other things than politics of late, which may be a good thing!
WOWSchneider interested in running for Mayor was news two years ago.
Does she have to give up her seat on the city council? Or when she gets defeated does she go back and sit there again? That would be weird. She may have the support of the homeless, but many of those who have homes and live in neighborhoods increasingly under stress in the past few years, certainly don't feel represented by Ms. Schneider.
every time I walk by the stench of yet another dilapidated "RV" with pot smoke wafting from it and quite able-bodied young men shouting inside I am reminded of all that Helene Schneider has done for our community. that "chronic homeless" bs used to justify the demise and antisocial behavior abounding in so many segments of our city is really reaching a crescendo that I and my neighbors---a not so silent majority---are growing very weary of
Obviously, homeless people in Santa Barbara are the fault of Helene Schneider. I think she also caused the mortgage meltdown crisis too.A better city approach would be simply to round up problem people and put them on a bus to Bakersfield.No one would initiate a lawsuit about that, would they?Soylent Green, anyone?Apparently to some commenters here, trying to solve a problem must mean you caused it. Real leadership must mean doing nothing and hoping the problem just goes away.
The next mayor of Santa Barbara will not be Helene Schneider. The worm has turned in this town. The next mayor will be new to the Santa Barbara political scene and that alone will be the most welcome endorsement. Too much anger out there for any incumbent to be taken seriously. Helene and Das both barely got out alive last election. You think they would have read the writing on the wall - enough already. The homeless and developers don't have enough votes between then to turn back the tide now rising against both of them. Split their votes and you will see a very new and very welcome new faces emerge to stop these past years of nonsense in this town.Santa Barbara will have a choice for mayor, not just a few re-runs.
Please don't keep us in suspense....such a huge buildup.
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