Posted by Distant dim supernova, a resident of another community, on Nov 9, 2012 at 9:11 am
Again, Gennady, you are dismissive of my campaign, part of a pattern ongoing and pervasive since July to belittle the residentialist perspective. That you say "a distant sixth place" ignores the fact that 4,316 votes represents about 20 percent of those who voted. Also the fact that I spent absolutely no money on my campaign other than putting up a blog and participating in three forums means that a significant and growing population of voters are fed up with the machine that cranks out a Marc Berman and retreads a Liz Kniss and are hungry for something new, that actually represents them. Most of those people spent up to $5 per vote. I'm sure that Tim Gray would rather have a result like $0 for 4,000 votes versus $30,000 self-donated for 5,000 votes tainted (and I voted for Tim).
Does my flivver quiver? It sputters and belches vile smoke...
Tell us, how does your close connection to developer/insider/power broker Jim Baer, who helped your ownership develop 450 Cambridge your hq, NOT influence how you cover this issue? That plus the 40 pages per issue of realtor ads?
My blog says "New Residentialists Send Message With 4,000 Votes for Weiss" which is more true than your characterization of these facts.
Your readers could raise this in person with Bill Johnson Nov. 18 at Menlo Park library.
2012 Palo Alto City Council Candidate who received an impressive 4,000+ votes