Nathan Fletcher: Gross AND Opportunistic
Even for former pro-life, pro-gun conservative Republican Nathan Fletcher and his sycophant supporters, the events of the last few weeks are jaw-dropping.
First, in the wake of the tragic passing of Fletcher-booster and biotech leader Duane Roth, Christine Forrester sent an email in the name of the “Draft Nathan Fletcher” “movement” (no doubt organized by Nathan and/or his wife Mindy), using the death to further Nathan’s candidacy for mayor. Even Fletcher supporters found it pretty gross and a disservice to Roth, whether his family okayed it or not. Let’s face it, it’s just gross.
Now his no-surprise-to-anyone-paying-attention announcement that he’s formed an exploratory committee for mayor. Calling it exploratory is kinda funny as he’s not been exploring anything but the Qualcomm hallways for a fat paycheck, with little professional reponsiblity other than working out, surfing, and practicing his gravely voice. He filed paperwork even before his good friend Bob Filner’s resignation and sent out an email announcing his exploration shortly after the resignation. Complete with a website!
Nathan Fletcher abdicated any civic leadership by being no more than an observer to the scandal and about the only comment he had to make was claiming in a tweet that he asked the mayor to resign a few weeks before — and only after some criticism for not doing so. But let’s face it, he’s in bed with Labor, who fought the resignation every step of the way and admitted in the press that they had “too much invested in him.” Nathan is little better than Marti Emerald in ignoring the harassment and degradation of women in our city in deference to union power.
I for one and am looking forward to watching Nathan get exposed over the next few months and hope the other campaigns share a common objective: stop the epic fraud that is Nathan Fletcher.