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  1. Hey it is good to see the staple of Tom Shepard run campaigns rear its head again – the evils of taking money from developers.

  2. Speaking for myself, Hell yes I oppose SB 48. All these laws about what should be included in the curriculum needlessly politicize education. Why can’t local school boards decide? That Fletcher would support further interference by Sacramento in school board’s decisions appalls me to no end. Further, the mayor isn’t going to take over the school district here in San Diego. I wish the media would stop bothering to cover the topic, its not worthy.

    Next, since when it is illegal to compete for government contracts?

    Finally, there is a lot of innuendo in this video, but I would like to know what Fletcher is specifically accusing DeMaion of.

    Nathan Fletcher, are you accusing Carl DeMaio of corruption? If not why all the innuendo? Did you anticipate that question?

  3. “Next, since when it is illegal to compete for government contracts? ”

    More importantly, when was it BAD to have government contracts put out to competitive bid? I’d like LESS government contracts (because I want government to do less) which seems to escape the Fletcher campaign. At least Carl is talking about reducing government.

    Painting Carl as “living on the dole” is going to be tough for candidates who have drawn government paychecks for the past decade

  4. Brian,

    I assume you believe that drawing a government paycheck is a bad thing. Would this include the time that Fletcher spent as an active Marine since he believe he was drawing a government paycheck during that time?

  5. “I assume you believe that drawing a government paycheck is a bad thing”

    I imagine you might remember what Tony Randall said to Jack Klugman about assuming. It might be helpful to read my second paragraph rather than to read into it.

  6. Brian,

    I read the second paragraph and I didn’t see where you said that drawing a government paycheck is a GOOD thing.

    The third paragraph, on the other hand, certainly seems to state very clearly that you think it is a bad thing, unless I mis-interpreted this statement, “Painting Carl as “living on the dole” is going to be tough for candidates who have drawn government paychecks for the past decade.”

    So the question still stands. Do you think it was a bad thing that Fletcher collected a government check as an active duty Marine?

  7. “The third paragraph, on the other hand, certainly seems to state very clearly that you think it is a bad thing, unless I mis-interpreted this statement,”

    You might just be making a hasty generalization. All four of the candidates have been paid by the taxpayers, to grant, fund, and administer government contracts. To criticize Carl for winning government contracts is to criticize themselves for awarding them.

    Your question about Nathan’s service as a Marine is a non-sequitur.

  8. “Painting Carl as ‘living on the dole’ is going to be tough for candidates who have drawn government paychecks for the past decade,” in our reading isn’t even close to saying that it’s bad to draw a gov’t paycheck. In fact, it means exactly what it says.

  9. FYI – it has been a LONGGGGGGGG time that San Diego voters have not elected a Mayor that wasn’t essentially a career public sector worker. Wilson (sorta) I guess comes about as close. Maybe Frank Curran (don’t know what he did before being elected to council in 1955).

    Folks had their chance. Steve F. lost pretty soundly. Might say something about an electorate in which many ALSO have pretty strong ties to government $$ (public sector, military, defense contractors, public universities, gov. supported biotech research centers, etc.) Probably not the most effective row to hoe.

  10. Brian,

    OK. I get it; you don’t think drawing a government paycheck is a bad thing. Thank you for clearing that up.

  11. “you don’t think drawing a government paycheck is a bad thing. Thank you for clearing that up.”

    Ask me about authorizing an increasing NUMBER of government paychecks and my answer will be much different. I DO think that’s a bad thing 😉

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