What do the Sheriff, the Metro, and the San Jose Insider have in common?
Politics is ugly, it’s expensive, and for better or for worse it is the process we are stuck with right now. Those vying for political office attempt to communicate their message to the public in an attempt to win their vote.
There are several methods of communicating a message: drawing up plans for change or improvement, public debates between the contenders, telling a story of what makes a candidate the greatest thing since sliced bread, disclosing the facts to bring light to failures and successes and if all that fails…. Throw the mud.
Apparently, Sheriff Laurie is all about throwing the mud after her interview with the Palo Alto Daily Post. Somewhere in a delusional state where she claims a coup was being organized against her (does she think she’s a dictator?), and something about compromised email systems she said, “This will be a campaign of casting stones.” Why? Probably because she does not have anything positive to share or goals she can actually accomplish. By now, you’re beginning to see why she does not have support from any law enforcement organizations. She lacks integrity and the people who work around her do not trust her.
It comes as no surprise the “San Jose Insider” is already attacking those not supporting Sheriff Laurie. You shouldn’t be surprised because the owner of the blog, Dan Pulcrono, is good friends with her. So much so he gave Sheriff Laurie’s daughter, and campaign treasurer, a job at the Metro (also owned by Pulcrono). Has anyone yet asked Dan what favors Sheriff Laurie has done for him?
Pulcrono has been silent (at least under his name) since he went after Cindy Chavez in last years election. The one thing that Dan Pulcrono and Sheriff Laurie seem to share is a paranoia Victor Ajlouny is lurking around and conspiring against Sheriff Laurie. The San Jose Insider “The Fly” recently accused the Sheriff Deputies and Jail Guards of using Victor to smear Sheriff Laurie. I guess things must be getting a little desperate out there in the Sheriff’s race. The mythical boogieman must be hiding under every bed and every closet these days. It’s nice having a news blogger like Dan Pulcrono on your side when you need to cast stones. Sheriff Laurie better call out the Ghost Busters because last I heard, stones do not work against fictional creatures who are not there.