Photo: HMB election gets ugly fast

Posted by on Fri, September 25, 2009

George Muteff was the first candidate for Half Moon Bay City Council to get his signs up this year, and the first to have them defaced.

Comment 1
Fri, September 25, 2009 11:11am
Barry Parr
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This kind of vandalism is easy to do and hard to stop, but the long-term result is that everyone loses.

George and I don’t agree on much of anything, but I’m sad and frustrated to see this going on.

Comment 2
Fri, September 25, 2009 11:50am
Joel Farbstein
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Thanks, Barry, and I’d use even stronger terms to condemn this kind of activity. Can we get all candidates to publicly disavow this type of behavior, and to encourage their supporters to stick to the issues?

People should direct their questions and concerns to the candidates themselves. The MCC, for instance, is hosting a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, 9/30, at 7:30 pm at Seton Medical Center, with the LWV (which I learned about on the posting on your site).

Comment 3
Fri, September 25, 2009 1:29pm
Barry Parr
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I’m certain any candidate is going to condemn vandalizing other candidates’ signs, so what exactly would be the point of calling for some sort of public pledge?  It’s a distraction from the issues, rather than an encouragement to discuss them.

Another interesting feature of this incident is that we have the humorous spectacle of elected CCWD official James Larimer decrying dirty politics over on TalkAbout, when in fact Larimer himself was caught engaging in his own brand of dirty politics back in 2004.