-By Ghost of John Brown Illinois Review
The English translation of what the original Chumash Indian tribe called the Los Angeles area is “Valley of Smoke”. The low basins and dust made Los Angeles look like it was on fire when it wasn’t. The same can be said of political attacks: smoke, when there is no fire.
With some interest I have been watching the accusations from both the Lauzen and Surges campaign regarding “Pay to Play” politics in government with consultants. This State DOES have a problem with pay to play and corruption. During the Blagojevich administration, the pay to play in regards to consultant contracts were endemic. Don’t get me wrong, this has nothing to do with Democrats, it happens with Republicans too, trust me, I’ve seen it.
However, over the last several weeks, the Lauzen campaign first made a series of accusations against the current Kane County administration, and now the Cliff Surges campaign has made similar accusations. Note the “hey, I’m not saying it’s illegal, but ooooohhh boy this is bad, bad, bad” form of the accusation.
I’m a consultant – proudly. Sorry, I can’t sit back silently while my industry is defamed like this…
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