Posts tagged ‘Election 2011’

November 9, 2011

Damewood Answers Her Own Question, 8 Months Later

by lewwaters

Not too surprisingly, the Columbian’s liberal bias was on full, bright display this election as their endorsed candidates did not include a single conservative. But even more glaring is seeing the sexist attacks launched on one woman, Josephine Wentzel.

Whether you like her or not is immaterial. She is a Hispanic woman who ran on her values and was thoroughly trashed every chance the Columbian got.

Leading the charge was Andrea Damewood, who seemed to take a little more delight than one would expect in digging out dirt irrelevant to the campaign and who seemed shocked when Wentzel, fed up with the ill-treatment, cut off responding to her and the paper.

Damewood, it should be remembered, penned an article just 8 months ago in March, ‘Why aren’t women running?’ political vets wonder

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August 8, 2011

Why is Sharon Wylie Hiding Her Position on Issues Concerning the 49th?

by lewwaters

As surprised as many of us where when lobbyist n former Oregon State legislator Sharon Wylie was chosen over Temple Lentz to replace Jim Jacks, who abruptly walked out on constituents mid-session earlier this year, I am equally surprised to see that although she is campaigning to retain the seat she has been appointed to in the 49th legislative district, that she is not upfront with voters on her position on issues that concern us all.

Looking over her campaign webpage, conspicuously missing amongst the tabs is one titled “ISSUES.”

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July 16, 2011

Josephine Wentzel Brings a “Taste of Guam” to the Campaign Trail

by lewwaters

Josephine Wentzel

Several people attended the Josephine Wentzel campaign kick-off for city council last evening, July 15 and were treated to a mouth watering sampling of treats prepared by friends and supporters. All were treated to generous amounts of delicious island BBQ ribs & chicken, Spanish red rice, Pancit, potato salad and more.

Dr. Rick Lee Jackson provided live entertainment with his musical talents and in the capacity of Master of Ceremonies.

But, savory food and live entertainment is not what drew as many as 100 people to Vancouver’s Historic Academy last evening. People turned out to meet and hear Josephine Wentzel, known to many simply as that “NoTolls woman,” for her community activism in opposition to exorbitant tolls on a new Columbia River Crossing. They came to hear what she stood for in her quest to gain a seat on the city council, now held by Bart Hansen who was first appointed in occupy the seat vacated by now Mayor Tim Leavitt after the 2009 general election.

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May 24, 2011

Legalize Potholes

by lewwaters

Today’s Columbian has yet another tale of woe crying about decreased revenues and how taxes not being higher has let the county and city roads fall into disrepair. Vancouver pavement on road to ruin Engineer warns that years of neglect make repairs more costly

As is usual, the “cure” is come up with some way to take even more hard earned tax dollars away from the struggling population, facing high unemployment, devaluing of the dollar, fighting to keep their homes and food on their table and not to forget, fearing any medical setbacks that could also bankrupt them as well as paying more and more for gasoline to power their vehicles just to get to work.

No mention is made of how for so many years now, our tax dollars have been squandered and wasted when the economy was in better shape on an amphitheater, a convention center, buying a new building to house city government and endless studies on how to force Portland’s Loot Rail upon us whether we want it or not.

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