I am running a contest to win the top spot on my blog next Tuesday. In an era with so many negative and desperate attacks I think it is refreshing to remind each other that although we have political differences our opponents are not the monsters that they are made out to be.
Linda Parks has posted the negative mailers her opponent Audra Strickland has been bombarding voters with over and over again. I especially like the mailer that says Bill Clinton was impeached in 1996 before he ran for reelection. If they missed a simple historical fact imagine how wrong some of their interpretations of county government actions on their mailers must be.
I have found many faults with Audra Strickland's political tactics. The latest comedy involves her paying to be on a Democratic slate mailer as a protector of open space as she attacks her opponent ferociously for working too often with Democrats and supporting open space. But politics aside she is a nice person that comes from a caring family. I don't like her politics but she isn't maliciously trying to destroy the state.
Let's temper our words and remember that what we have in common is greater than our differences. That said let's get back to our top political animal contest.
Linda Parks' Field Coordinator sent me the following message:
Please find attached a picture of Supervisor Linda Parks with her dog, Travis. Travis the yellow lab is in dog heaven, but if he were here with, this is what he'd look like with her political sign.
Click on continue reading to see the other dogs before you vote. You can vote for as many dogs as you want.
Here is Linda Parks' latest press release:
VOTE FOR PARKS 2010 SUPERVISOR
Contact: Mark Perryman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9 A.M. EDT, June 2, 2010
LINDA PARKS' CONTRIBUTIONS EXCEED 1,000 LOCAL RESIDENTS
THOUSAND OAKS, CA: Ventura County District 2 Supervisor, Linda
Parks'(R) re-election campaign, Vote For Parks, has reached a
record level of contributions and endorsements from local
residents. "The response from our community has been
overwhelming" said Parks in reference to the 1,000 contributions
she has received. "Our local resident volunteers have been
walking and calling the District, and have received an
Linda Parks is a two-term Ventura County Supervisor from
Westlake Village. Having lived in the Conejo Valley for over
twenty years and raising her four children here, she champions
quality of life issues while maintaining fiscal security in the