Well, the 18 month Mayoral campaign took a different turn today. I received a mailer from Alan's opponent. I felt special, it was signed with a website URL and a personal phone number. I guess the opponent needed to counter Alan's major endorsements from Red Oak City Council and community leaders. It's rather funny that my spouse did not receive a mailer. She's a registered voter and voted in the council races. We went through this with the council run-off recently. The same mailing, the same way-again. The same mailing list. This smells like Little Toddie is back behind the marionette stage pulling strings again after the opponent went to all the trouble to distance himself from Todd Little publicly, on his web site, in the newspaper, and in conversations with several councilpersons. Hey voters, it's "politics as usual-Red Oak Style" if what I heard tonight is true and can be validated. I'll have more on this in the next few days. This is no rumor, no innuendo, no BS, just facts corroborated by at least two other persons. I am not calling anyone a liar YET but I am thinking hard in that direction unless a couple of things happen....the story is just that...a story....I'll post my results and a retraction if I'm wrong....or will Blog the facts as I know them and how the other candidate may not be as credible as we would have hoped. I am hoping this is not the case. We've had quite enough of BS government in our recent past. Nothing has changed, only one candidate is actually telling the truth when he wants to "Bring Red Oak Together"
What is the other candidate about? You'll read and hear about Mom, apple pie, outdoorsman, ad nauseum. I'm sure the other candidate is all those things but here's the real deal:
The other candidate works for a multi-million dollar construction company, is from Florida only living here 12 months, has never served a day on any city boards or interacted with Council in any way other than attending a couple of meetings, and just "wants to be mayor". That's not enough in my book. Pay your dues sir, then run for office after you know how the bread is buttered in this little Tejas town.
Check back in a couple of days....this will get either very interesting or get nipped in the bud. Either way, it will get blogged. Bet it will never make the print rags around here, that's for sure!