Transfer wrote:Excluding a few comments, namely Brenda's above me, this thread seems to be going nowhere fast on a potentially serious issue.
Show me the seriousness.
Let's review how this whole thing ever came up; it was Zach Brandon's 'october surprise' on election morning.
'Appearance of impropriety' was big in the news at the time - we had the whole Ziegler thing in the paper. Apparently someone at the whatever's left of the Common Sense Coalition meeting put this and Quieto's job together, and figured they'd run it up the flagpole and see how much buzz they could generate from their feigned outrage.
That Quieto's employment broke absolutely no laws was immaterial. Likewise, the fundamental and obvious fact that barring the Mike Quieto's in the world from these forms of employment did absolutely nothing to actually make our elections more secure from voter fraud
was, apparently, of secondary importance to the need to protect us all from 'even the appearance of impropriety.'
I would point out the irony of those who find every PD initiative to be a galling example of arrogant waste supporting Zach Brandon's Big Fraud Ordinance/Opening salvo to his inevitable Mayoral campaign.
I guess frivolity is in the eye of the beholder.