What it says
Yes, I am talking about political mailings that candidates send out. What is in writing means something because the other evening I heard a two-hour forum of candidates grilled about various aspects and requirements of the job. The nine candidates from a broad spectrum of knowledge and experiences gave quality erudite answers. One has to discern which two respondents’ answers you like the best. It made me think of choosing between a chive, a leek or an onion. I don’t want to obfuscate the matter but this serious choice has to fit your needs and tastes.
By the way, history and your own experience should play a part in your decision. This brings to mind our previous D.A. who seemed like a walk-on for judge. He had a great staff and sent out attractive fliers with written complimentary adjectives about himself. I supported him, but when I read how much baggage he was bringing to the bench. I remember telling him about a criminal case, and it took him a year to get back to me regarding it.
Just today I received two hard-copy fliers in the mail. One copy was from Bill Carlucci for judge. I wasn’t born last night so I have some experiences and a few questions. I do remember at a viewing about a year and a half ago, listening to someone bragging about himself for a good hour. I won’t get into what a professional friend of mine who was down and out had to say about him, plus one of his good employees, i.e. a past employee who was my friend. Bill’s political piece had some great points to it. Some questions from me arise. Standing in front of a firetruck. Does that mean he’s a volunteer fireman? Touting the NRA. Does that mean Bill is a member like me or something more? The Second Amendment. There are many amendments to the Constitution, what special has happened that this is mentioned? Shooting a rifle with a helmet for ear protection that must cost over $300. How does this relate to a hardworking middle-class hunter or sportsman? He looked like a pilot on a spacecraft. In fact, I saw one similar at Cape Canaveral a month ago. My specialty ear mufflers cost less than $25 and they have music in them. It was mentioned the many cases he has won. That’s fine, but for whom? The criminal or the victim?
I read nothing about our great trout streams, Pine Creek, Loyalsock Creek or Lycoming Creek, or about our endless mountains. Being a member of the church doesn’t say anything about one’s heart. That truth is what the people need to know. That flier may have been a bunch of spurious comments.
The bottom line is: Did you serve your country, in which branch of the military, and what did you do?
The other mailing I received today was from Tabby Nassberg. It was hilarious. She is an expert so she must know what she is talking about. To understand, you had to see it.