Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Maybe You Will Be Running As A Write-In Candidate In Sierra Madre?

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There have been quite a few comments over the last couple of weeks here on The Tattler about running a write-in candidate for City Council in Sierra Madre. And now that Noah Green has been pretty much eliminated as a serious contender, the matter has taken on an even greater importance. The lack of any real choice is not making very many people happy in our town. It certainly isn't what we're used to.

With Buc Naked now out of the running there are only three candidates left, and for three seats. Which means the City Council race is for all intents and purposes over. The new City Councilmembers will be Rachelle Arizmendi, Denise Delmar and Gene Goss. As for any real contest all that is left for us election junkies to wail about is Measure UUT. And with only one serious pro-UUT candidate remaining to speak on its behalf (Gene Goss), that will make its passage all the more difficult.

Especially when you consider that this is basically a do-over of the same idiotic UUT extension measure that failed by over 60% in 2012.

There is also this to ponder. A lot of the people I have the pleasure of speaking with about our ever changing political scene do not believe that Gene Goss is really entitled to win a seat on the City Council. Outside of Eagle Bill, our man Gene was the last place vote-getter in 2012. And, because of his support for Measure UUT, he will likely be the last place finisher in this year's election as well. Except for Buc Naked, of course.

Meaning that Gene Goss is likely to become the least popular candidate to ever win a seat on our City Council. So much so that the only way he can actually succeed is if there is nobody else left in the race. And that is exactly what we have now in our somewhat problematic election for the year of 2014. The planets have aligned for Professor Goss.

So could a write-in candidate ever muster the 1,100 or so votes it would take to deny Goss the seat that many feel he in no way deserves? It would be hard. Without having their name on the ballot, or in the sample election booklet we all get in the mail, how would anyone know who this person might be?

And would a write-in candidate be able to participate in the debates? Or get invited to party in all the usual election hot spots? Again, chances are that person will be left out in the dark.

All that said, I wish I wasn't moving out of town. Which, in case you weren't aware, I am. Packing up the family and heading east around 10 miles for a much better public school district than what we have here. But running as a write-in candidate suits me. Being a devotee of lost causes (I more often vote third parties than not), I'd be as happy as a clam.

Plus I wouldn't win, which is also a plus. For me being put into that Brown Act/City Council straitjacket would be a living nightmare.

The point is moot, however. Instead I will have to be content with turning The Tattler into a regional San Gabriel Valley blog. Which I will be doing later this spring. Going big time, baby. But that is a whole 'nother story. Just be assured that I will still be writing about Sierra Madre. I find it to be an interesting town.

But I digress. Here are the rules for running as a write-in candidate in this small portion of God's great reward. Please remember that you will need to get in touch with our marvelous City Clerk should you decide to take on this difficult challenge. Also know that if you are sincerely against Measure UUT, I will give you as much support on The Tattler as I possibly can. For what that's worth.

Between the days of February 10 and March 25 (both days included), any person who desires to have his or her name as written on the ballot of the election counted for a particular office shall file a statement of write-in candidacy which shall contain a candidate's name, residence address, a declaration stating that he or she is a write-in candidate, the title of the office for which he or she is running, the date of the election and a nominating petition with the required number of signatures.

That is about it. So tell me, who wants to be our hero?

The Pasadena Star News Checks In On The Buc Naked Story

You've probably seen this article already, but in case you haven't the title is "Revealing Photos of Sierra Madre City Council Candidate Surface." You can link to it here.

A couple of points before I wrap this one up. The first being that this Star News piece is driving a lot of web traffic to The Tattler. Any article beginning with the words "Revealing Photos," and is then followed closely by a live link to them, is certainly going to draw the interest of the curious.

I am not certain Noah Green thought this one all the way through when he agreed to take Star News reporter Adam Poulisse's call. People just want to see the pics. The rest is, for them, not quite as important.

Another one is this:

“Call it an honest mistake,” said Green, 38. “It has nothing to do with who I am as a person. Everyone takes silly photos. If people want to look at those photos and form opinions, that’s up to them."

The pictures that we posted here on The Tattler yesterday are from somewhere around 2011. Which means that Noah was 35 at the time they were taken. So let me ask you this, what were you doing when you were 35? Maintaining a career perhaps? Raising a family? Paying the mortgage and dealing with all of the usual anxiety and stress of work-a-day adulthood? I suspect that would be the case in most peoples' lives.

Chances are pretty good that you weren't lavishing unwanted sexual attention upon bikini-clad mannequins in bathing suit shops.

Once more into the breach:

“I challenge (Crawford) to put the other pictures up,” Green said. “The vast majority shows what kind of person I really am. I’m a responsible person, a hard worker and an honest guy.”

Since Noah has now taken his Facebook page off line it will be hard for anyone to verify what he has stated here. And quite honestly, I don't have all that many of the pictures in question. As I said in the Star News article, I received them from a Tattler reader. Someone who found them to be quite offensive. And, in the spirit of helping voters learn a little more about a candidate running for a very important office in town, I shared them with you here. After all, this site is called The Tattler.

However, since Noah asked, I do have one I can post today. I call it "The Hot Dog Picture."


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95 comments:

  1. To show my support for the UUT I am wearing Noah pants.

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  2. I'm calling b/s. Looks like a spin doctor is at work. Perhaps the young Jedi would like to talk about the gym rant. Old naked fat guys around the solar system are dying to know.

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    1. Talk to us,6:38! The Spin masters are poking their heads in a hornet's nest to challenge you! LOL
      Don't waste your time, Dirts, this could be very bad for you, and embarrassing.

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    2. These fools don't care how it embarrasses them. There is always fresh meat, baby lambs to politically slaughter, and land to develop. All they need are a couple of their little spores to slip through so that the strings can be pulled and the little puppets dance.

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    3. It's still good news to me that the Tattler Research Team is still in action, and will continue to be!!!! Sorry dirtbags!!!!

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    4. You mean I can be on the city council, Ms. Walsh? Cool.

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    5. There's a Tattler in every corner.

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  3. Concentrate on the UUT vote. It is CRUCIAL that we continue to send the message to these corrupt politicians, they have been lying and cheating too long. We can STOP them, once and for all.
    And, Noah, you are a total JACKASS. Leave town.....LOSER.

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  4. The hot dog picture. Was that taken at a Chamber of Commerce function?

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    1. ....or from the longest wedding party known to mankind?

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    2. I'm glad I'm not an Oscar Meyer wiener.

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    3. For if I were an Oscar Mayer weiner...February 19, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      Buc Naked would take a bob on me.

      Bite. I meant bite. A bite of me.

      Oh I hope mommy doesn't see that comment.

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  5. God. Talk about arrested development.

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  6. “I left them up for public viewing, and when I see them, I don’t see them as looking bad,” said Green. “My mother is on that page. I’m not hiding anything.”

    Well, Mommy saw you in your birthday suit your whole life. She's seen you act a damn fool for years. Not us. And I liked it better when you called us simple "townies."

    Calling us creeps leaves us all a little butt hurt.

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    1. Creative Townie ConsultantsFebruary 19, 2014 at 7:47 AM

      Can't wait to start making campaign posters for Buc Naked.

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    2. You've heard of the Democratic Party? And the Republican Party? This is the Party With Your Pants Down Party.

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  7. Townie Creeps for Buc Naked!

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    1. Go Team Naked!

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    2. Maybe Noah will run naked on the Trail Race?

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  8. The fellow is inordinately fond of holding his mouth open. The better to put his feet in?

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  9. I just paid a ridiculous amount in property taxes. They just raised the water rates. And now they want us to pay more utility taxes, too? Can I be angry yet?

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    1. Oh gosh darn it.

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    2. We need to put an end to the city's constant demand for more and more money. This must stop.

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    3. Vote NO on the UUT increase. The upcoming Council doesn't need to MORE $$ to waste.

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  10. NO, NO, NO, No more utility taxes on little Sierra Madre. It is just unfair.

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  11. Noah Green's campaign bus.
    http://cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com/content/uploads/2014/02/OscarMayer_Wienermobile.jpg

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  12. Mr. Green, while it's true that everyone takes "silly" photos, not everyone takes them naked and posts them online, or mimics molesting a mannequin and posts it online. I think you mean "salacious," not "silly."

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  13. Crawfords leaving Sierra Madre?

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    1. I saw that, too. I'm thinking of putting on sack cloth and covering myself in ash. I can't bear the thought of Sierra Madre without the Crawfords. It's just to awful to think about today.

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    2. I'm happy for them. They're going to get a much better school district for their children.
      I'll miss them, but sure agree with their priorities.

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    3. Crawford's skill as a blogger knows no bounds.

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    4. I get it. But I don't like it.

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  14. Whoa! Among the 180 comments yesterday was one about FB photos of his wife posing topless... and we're supposed to take this woman's statement that they were harmless shots of a couple having fun? This couple should fit right in with the with the Downtownies DIRTS - another low life couple just moving into town. All American City indeed.

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    1. The Greens are entitled to be 'playful' any way they like - but the council is not the place for it. You can understand why they don't know that - neither of them has participated in any council or commission meetings.

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  15. I'm voting the PARTY line with Nancy Walsh, Josh Moran and Buc Naked!

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  16. He has my vote ? Someone has to replace Josh Moran. He is just a partying kind of guy have a good time. This time round we can have Josh with brains, Josh Moran could barely complete school let alone college than law school. It will be like having our own frat house in our village. Hopefully, the Greens house is next to the homeless shelter. The question: Is the partying frat boy better than the professor. We are stuck with one

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  17. I guess Noah wants us to take off our pants and then empty our pockets.

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    1. That way they can shale all the money out.

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  18. O.K. most everyone has some pictures of themselves doing silly things. That doesn't bother me. What bothers me is the wife's statement to the Star-News that "she (his wife) said Green was asked to run by city officials including the City Council and Mayor Nancy Walsh." Do I take that statement to mean the he was endorsed by all 5 council members? And who are the other "city officials" that urged Green to run?

    I understand that Green is in favor of the UUT extension. I also read that he is for banning all guns. I wonder why at least one member of the Council would endorse him based on those philosophies.

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    1. Moran, Walsh, Haribedian ,Lowe, Henderson, Spigai, Chen, Canterbury, Shantz, Goldstein, Braudrick, Adde are all his Facebook buddies. Probably all support him.

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    2. Koerber tweeted last night that he did not ask Green to run.

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    3. 9:50. The cream of the crap. That speaks valiums, which I need about now. Party with me Noah!

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  19. I'd like to know what Noah Green's motivation is for running for the City Council. I think he selected a small town where he can try to be a big fish in a little pond. Well, its not working out quite that way for him. However, like most politicians he will not end his candidacy in disgrace, All the voters can do is make that decision for him. Also, not having John Crawford in town is a blow to the future of Sierra Madre. Nobody can cast a spotlight on these issues better than John Crawford and the Tattler. However, since he's going regional, we'll have to accept it as being for the greater good - as well the best decision for him and his family. He will be missed.

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  20. I'm gonna party Pants Down for Buc Naked!

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  21. Noah's efforts to strip citizens of their constitutional rights is serious stuff. He not only wrote a book in college about gun control, he wrote an op-ed in the Mountain Views News advocating removing the 2nd amendment from the constitution.

    I demand to know if Harabedian or Capoccia support Noah (Anthony Weiner) Green's goal to have all firearms in Sierra Madre seized by the government.

    If they do then they are going to be kicked out of office in 2016.

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  22. Nothing offensive in these pics. Much ado about nothing

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    1. They're not for everyone.

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    2. Yes, nothing offensive about clowning around and taking silly pictures. The offensive part is that they are posted for everyone to see. We should all want someone on our council that has good judgment, and if I were to run for council, I would scrub my facebook first.

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    3. We have elected too many clowns in the past. We need serious people who will actually fix our city government. Sierra Madre needs to competence, not fools.

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    4. The groping and huge open mouth towards a mannequin's breasts are just the way a fellow salutes the ladies? It's a sign of respect?
      10:08, I hope you are not in a responsible position.

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    5. Looks like Noah Green has done battle in the War On Women.

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    6. 12:15, that's OK. He'll respect them in the morning.

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  23. Just vote for DENISE DELMAR and RACHELLE ARIZMUNDI.......Do NOT vote for goss. He is supported by all the people who cause 90% of the problem in Sierra Madre.

    Vote for 2 only DENISE and RACHELLE. tell all your neighbors and friends do do so as well, do NOT be influence by the massive MONEY coming into the Goss campaign, it is dirty money, you can bet on that.

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  24. I think that Mr. and Mrs. Green would be far more comfortable in Las Vegas than here. Don't think we're swinging enough for them.

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  25. This is kind of a perfect end to Mayor Walsh's time on the council. The obliviousness that has been so apparent to council watchers is now clear to a larger number of residents. This is the candidate she selected.

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    1. Don't forget the Tanaka endorsement in the Sheriff race. Equally poor judgement.

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    2. Has anyone asked Mayor Walsh, Josh Moran or MPT* John Harabedian if they're embarrassed by this? Is Buc Naked the kind of man they want on their reputations?

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    3. What about Gene Goss? For his campaign's sake, I hope he's not going to stand by Buc Naked. Or anywhere in the vicinity.

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    4. Professor Goss, Professor Goss! Are you friends with your little buddy, Buc Naked?

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  26. Noah may have taken his pictures down, but the Mrs., unfortunately, has not.

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  27. What a shame that people aren't allowed to enjoy themselves or do dumb things in private without being humiliated in public. Sierra Madre city council isn't exactly rocket science. This guy could probably do a great job but this site felt compelled to ruin his career and post totally harmless pictures of him having fun. You should be embarrassed.

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    1. The lack of rocket science on the city council has harmed this city deeply. Maybe the job doesn't require a 160 IQ, but it does mean you need to be a leader people can respect. Nothing in those pictures does that.

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    2. If a candidate can't handle simple details, 11:42, then we should elect him to represent Sierra Madre?

      Gawd, that is bad reasoning. Among other things, this same man is supposed to have presence while we fight COG, SCAG, the 710 Freeway and Labor Unions. Wake up and smell the freaking coffee!

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    3. This city won't survive another bad city council. A guy who moved here two years ago and posts naked pictures of himself on the internet is going to raise some doubts. The concerns are valid and serious.

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    4. If No Noah can't respect Sierra Madre citizens (the so-called "townies") what makes you think he'll respect the office of City Council?

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    5. The fact that you see nothing wrong with the pictures 11:42, says a great deal about you. Charitably, it can be ascribed to ignorance rather than incapacity.

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    6. Whatever you are smoking, better check the dosage

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    7. Absolutely right 12:37! Running for City Council is not like running for president of one's senior class in high school. Council members should understand numbers and budgets and base their decision on sound economic and constitutional principles. As a matter of fact, each council members swears to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States when they take office. Noah may have a passing understanding of the Constitution (do they still teach that in law school?) but I don't think he understands budgets and aeconomics at all. He certainly doesn't understand propriety.

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    8. Propriety, property. Po-tay-toe, Po-tah-toe.

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  28. What a loser which we don't need at all in the City Council, save face you weasel and drop out. You are an embarrassment to the legal profession as well

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  29. Time to call it a day, Noah Green. Drop out, today.

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  30. Buh-bye, Buc Naked!

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  31. Ask Canterbury about "Naked Mayor Running", she knows, she was there.

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  32. The Noah article is #3 most read on the Star News site right now. #4 most emailed.

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    1. It's timely. We need to teach children, and obviously some adults, about posting things on the internet.

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    2. Maybe the purpose of Noah Green's candidacy train wreck is to serve as a warning to others.

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    3. It is a message from God.

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    4. Noah article now #2 on the PSN site. Can we go for the gold?

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    5. Dear Dummies, next to me & Santa, the internet knows when you're naughty and nice. But especially naughty. Love, Your Creator
      PS. I love the Tattler

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  33. Creative Townie ConsultantsFebruary 19, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    We love Buc Naked,
    Oh yes we do.
    We don't love anyone clothed
    Like we love you.
    No tequila shooters make us blue....
    Buc Naked we love you.

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  34. Where is Carol Canterbury?

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  35. So if Noah is elected to council do you think you could ever go to a meeting and not picture him sitting naked in a hammock holding a beer? what a laughing stock Noah has made of himself! who can ever take him seriously from now on?

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    1. Hopefully he wouldn't mistake the City Attorney for a mannequin.

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  36. Noah has a valid point that many people post silly pictures of themselves on Facebook.

    Mostly teenagers or delusional self absorbed juvenile adults

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  37. I won't be voting for Noah Boi or Goss

    is there a viable write in candidate?

    we are once again scraping the bottom of the slime barrel with the Council candidates

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  38. similar to her never studying or being prepared during her tenure on the Council, nutty Walsh just endorsed Green without any thought or research

    so glad to see her go

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