This political season has had its share of lies, distortions, and out of context statements being used against candidates. But these two mailers have mistakes that aren't debatable.
Audra Strickland's campaign sent out a mailer with the wild claim that President Bill Clinton was impeached before he ran for re-election. If it was just a date that was wrong it wouldn't be a big deal but claiming he won re-election after he was impeached makes President Bill Clinton into an even more effective politician. Did someone putting together this mailer feel so confident in their memory they didn't even bother to google it?
Go to Linda Parks' website to see the many other mailers Audra Strickland has been sending out. In future elections I would like to see every mailer posted.
The next mailer comes from Bruce Thomas' campaign. Bruce is running a low budget challenge to incumbent Supervisor Peter Foy. I haven't seen much activity from his campaign but I am glad when incumbent politicians have challengers. His mailer doesn't have a mistake that most people would catch. The mailer has a quote that appeared in The Acorn:
The only problem is that if you read the article the full quote in context is from Peter Foy praising himself.
Here is the context of the quote:
Foy said he welcomes the competition in his race.
"My ideas and track record prove I can create and manage a fiscally strong county," he said. "Those are the policies the public wants to see as we continue to face deficits. In a troubled economy, people are looking for a candidate who can ensure that their taxpayer dollars are protected."
Foy said he's been working hard to ensure that residents in both cities and unincorporated areas have access to their supervisor and county services.
Keep sending in mailers and I will keep posting them.