Monday, April 7, 2014

Part 2: Noah Green Gets Caught With His Pants Down

Bill Coburn ran an article on his blog Saturday called "Let's Denounce These Tactics." Its purpose was to somehow help defend Gene Goss and Noah Green from some of the charges leveled at them in a campaign postcard. One that clearly attacked both of them on the honesty issue late last week. Goss and Green attempted to downplay and spin what was said there, but in very different ways. Here is how the more interesting part of that article went:

I contacted Noah and Gene to get their response to the attacks on them.  Gene told me that he had in fact returned the union’s check the day he received it, but other than that he was going to go with a statement he published on the Issues page of his website, www.GeneGoss.com. That statement was: “I must be doing something right because today some knuckleheads sent out a cheesy last ditch mailer about me. It did not have a return address or the legally required ID and it includes the expected lies attendant to this sort of thing. As a college teacher for 23 years who is married to a teacher of 28 years, I am proud to be endorsed by the United Teachers of Pasadena, but I have not accepted any contributions from them.  I have a professional campaign treasurer keeping my campaign’s books because of my concern for absolute accuracy in my public campaign financial statements. She’s doing a great job and is not in any way a political consultant. My campaign has been successful because I am sincerely trying to pitch in and do my part to maintain the wonderful things about this town we love.  The people of Sierra Madre expect its leaders to walk the high road and set a proper example. That is what I have been doing and will continue to do.”

Noah responded that “The part about me not voting is totally false, I always vote. Otherwise,  I stand behind every quote they attribute to me in the mailer.”

Goss's clumsy attempts to explain away his broken promise not to accept the political support of unions, or the fact that he unfortunately shares a campaign treasurer with indicted State Senator Ron Calderon, is duly noted.

I have highlighted Noah Green's response here because it is significant. The information pictured in the inset above is from a webpage that tracks the voting records of individual Los Angeles County residents. What is showing in the screenshot is each and every time Noah voted. Between the years 2004 and 2012 Noah voted a rather meagre total of four times.

In other words, and according to this website, Noah does not "always vote." Rather he votes on very rare occasions. Or whenever he feels like doing it, which is not very often.

If anything, the Goss/Green postcard was about these two politicians and their struggles with honesty. Or at least that is my interpretation.

Noah Green did not help himself here. Neither did Goss.

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25 comments:

  1. Typical, actually, only votes Presidential elections, not local.

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  2. Still seems the only three people in the universe who got this silly postcard are Henderson, Coburn and Crawford. Hmm...

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    1. By universe I assume you are talking about yourself.

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    2. I think Green is of the age and school that doesn't believe it ever needs to wait or work to achieve something. You know, the privleged, everyone gets a trophy, sort of attitude. This guy comes into town, doesn't bother to vote in any of our local elections, and then expects to be elected to council? Good grief!

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    3. I bet Noah still has all his soccer trophies on the shelf!

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  3. goss must be running scared. There was a small (3x8) door hanger attached to my fence this morning encouraging me to vote for Goss because of his commitment, independence, and experience. Beware, the rubber band men are at it again!

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    1. Nice to see that the sanctimonious friend of labor unions Gene Goss is not above using cheap illegal labor.

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    2. Hey Professor! You forgot to tell people you support a 25% tax increase. Or maybe you figured your "support" wasn't helping you get elected?

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  4. Noah Green has never voted in a Sierra Madre election.

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    1. But it's his lifelong dream to be in elected office. His dream, our nightmare.

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    2. Wow. Noah Green has voted 4 times in 10 years. He's a regular political activist!

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    3. And then, only in the presidential elections.

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  5. Its interesting that Goss has no problem being associated with Yolanda Miranda. I would have hoped that once he learned about her sordid background that he would have immediately disassociated from her. Instead he appears to be double-downing on her. I would like to know who is paying her for her efforts on behalf of his campaign? If she is being paid only by his campaign, that's one thing. If other groups want to pay for her efforts by paying her directly, that's another thing.

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  6. Noah lies easily. Goss uses too many words.

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  7. Why do I get the feeling that running for council in Sierra Madre is a hobby sort of thing for Noah? You know, like some men take up golf or collecting wine?

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  8. Noah has really great ideas for Halloween!

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    1. This year I am going to be Noah Green for halloween. I've already bought my mannequin!

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  9. Apparently Noah only votes when there are elections.

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    1. City Councils, school boards and local initiatives also qualify as elections. You didn;t know that?

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    2. Yea i know;ed that?

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    3. My card said that he hasn't voted in local elections. But who cares? He's a carpetbagger

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  10. Noah lost the comments race with Nancy Walsh today. Nobody cares about Noah.

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  11. Have any of you seen a more expensive or dirtier election than this one?

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    1. Actually the all time spending record for a city council candidate in Sierra Madre belongs to John Harabedian in 2012.

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