In San Diego, the story is that everyone called for Mayor Filner to resign — except the labor unions who paid big bucks to put “their man” in office.
But apparently there’s one other group that refused to call for his resignation — a “nonpartisan,” supposedly politically unbiased outfit — the San Diego League of Women Voters!
I’m getting several reports that a heretic LWV member formally called on the League to join the calls for Filner’s resignation, but was told to take her recommendation to “a women’s group.” The LWV would not even vote on it.
The League lamely claimed that to do so would violate their technically nonpartisan stance, but more Democrats than Republicans were at the time calling for Filner to resign from his nonpartisan office. It was a LWV cop-out, which was particularly galling since the League is currently pushing to further raise the issue of sexual harassment and rape on college campuses and in the military. But not in city hall when their guy is in charge, apparently.
I’ve always said that the LWV — a hard-left outfit masquerading as a “good government” advocate — should rename itself the LSWV — the League of Socialist Women Voters. But now I would suggest they further simplify their name to the League of Socialist Voters — LSV. Drop the sexist “Women” thingy.
If they find such truth-in-advertising offensive, they have my permission to use the “League of Progressive Voters” — that sounds SOOOO much better.
BTW, I don’t think the LWV has EVER opposed a tax increase — it’s likely that they’ve supported each and every such proposal. And almost all state and local bonds as well.
In the 30 plus years I was involved in writing ballot arguments opposing tax and bond propositions, I don’t recall ever once being contacted by the LWV to ask for “our side” in such matters, prior to the LWV determining their official positions (widely published). They “researched” it themselves — which apparently meant contacting the people pushing for higher taxes and debt, and asking them for guidance.
Is the LWV biased? Ya think???!!