SD CityBeat: “Local GOP giddy”

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San Diego CityBeat story on sample ballot “advertising”…

Gloat of the sample-ballot stuffers
Local GOP giddy over ad-friendly court ruling

By John R. Lamb

The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What’s wrong with this picture?
—Jef I. Richards

By the sound of her voice, San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler cringed when Spin Cycle read her a recent blaring headline from local Republican blogmeister Barry Jantz: “San Diego GOP Fends Off Legal Challenge to be Lone Advertiser in June Sample Ballot….”

“‘Advertiser’ is a little strong. I wouldn’t use that word,” Seiler winced—at least verbally. “But that’s his choice. We’ve just used the term ‘insert.’”

Insert your opinion here, but a Superior Court ruling last week has reverberated throughout the county and even in political corridors up and down the state.

Read all of Lamb’s piece — and see Tony Krvaric’s smiling mug — here.


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