I read the earlier blog written by Mr. Murphy about Councilwoman Emerald. I find Murphy, or at least the old Murphy on Red County, to be a bit of the voice of the local GOP, and so take what he says with a grain of salt. So I did my own research. Isn’t that always better?
I called a few people I knew in or around the San Diego City Council. Some hadn’t heard of this. Some had. From those who had – Democrats included – they thought Emerald was foolish for putting out this kind of press release. The general consensus was that whatever community organization Emerald set up was probably a group of supporters rather than a legitimate cross section of community members. This is disappointing. It is as disappointing, to me, that Emerald would chose to keep the individuals she consults private. I don’t like backroom deals inside the GOP, or outside the GOP. I like making as much public as possible.
The best way for Emerald to clear this up is to release the names of the individuals she consulted on this matter, and to release when and how she met with them, and how they were selected.