The Willamette Week Endorsement

“All politics is local.” attributed [by me, M. (pronounced “emm”) Meo (pronounced “MAY YOE . . .short [ahem, hem] ITAL — EE — UNH names are YEW — ZEW WallEE Sicilian, like in Mahree-oe Poozoe hoo wrote The Godfather)] to Tip O’Neil, speaking to Ronald Reagan.

Proof that Willamette Week, the erstwhile “alternative” newspaper, had sold out came in its April 30th edition. In the election for the Democratic Primary of House of Representatives of Oregon District Forty-five, they chose the party hack.

I quote from page Fifteen of that number of the purported “alternative” weekly newspaper for our beloved city.

During our interview Smith Warner struggled to find an example of how she thinks independently of the Democratic Party line . . .

— remember this is the one they chose to endorse.

In the head-to-head match-up on 24 April 2014, at 8:00 to 9:00 pm held at Democratic Party headquarters 3551 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, within walking distance of my home but not attended by any of the editorial board of Willamette Week, you should have heard how the person in question drawled out the word, Boss, something like “B-aw-usse”.

The only accomplishment for which the [cough] Willay Met Weak could credit the person they chose to endorse was that of packing the meeting which led to her being preferred over Tom Sincic:

Smith-Warner showed her political savvy in December

that is, as was reported in the 26 November edition of the Plutocratic Monopoly

Dingfelder, who represented Senate District 23, resigned last month to become a top aide for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.

The search for Dembrow’s replacement will follow the same formula used to appoint him to Dingfelder’s seat.

At the Dec. 8 meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Multnomah County Democrats’ office, 3551 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Democrats representing voting precincts in House District 45 will pick three to five ranked nominees, then send the list on to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners.

when she legally packed a meeting of the county Democratic Party with supporters. . .

Now please remember, faithful reader, that I am only quoting Page Fifteen of the 30 April 2014 issue of the Wil Lay Met Weak.

No tricks up my sleeve. The newspaper in question asks to not quote to Piss Your Vote Away unquote by telling you to vote for the party hack and telling you, au comble des malheures, that her Main Claim to the office is that of being a party hack.

C’est ça.

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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