I have been involved in endorsing candidates for City Council, so I don't begrudge anyone else doing the same. Still, I found one quarter page advertisement♠ in today's Lowell Sun to be a bit unusual.  Apparently, so did the editor of The Sun, since Reporter Christopher Scott was assigned to write on it.
What was unusual was that the full Beacon Hill delegation, St Stephen and the Three Musketeers, signed on to endorse a single sitting City Councilor Alan Kazanjian. Confirming my impression, Reporter Scott had quotes which showed that the delegation feels that Mr Kazanjian has been knocked around a little bit with "negative" press coverage. The three Reps took the "innocent until proven guilty" approach. The other approach is that of Curtis LeMay♥—"I cannot distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent and therefore will not try."
It is up to the voters. They can agree with the delegation and vote for a hard charging City Councilor who is trying to get things done. Or they can pass over a sitting City Councilor this time as he moves through a cloud of dust, kicked up by people who have worked for him outside of Government.
If you want to see a list of my endorsements for City Council, go here.
Tuesday will be very interesting.
Regards — Cliff
♠ The Sun reports the cost of the advertisement, which includes a full color photograph, at $2,600. It was a nicely done advert.
♥ No, not that Curtis LeMay; the one from Ohio.
10 months ago