Tis the season for the mailbox to be full of political direct mail.
A 4-page 8.5×11 piece from Linda Elam arrived today.
Reading it provoked howls of laughter all over the city!
She pledges to reduce the inefficiencies in state government. . . but she can’t spell inefficiencies:
And then, on the facing page there is this howler:
Linda Elam is the perfect example of someone who woke up on third base and wants to convince us all that she hit a triple.
Of course, worse than that:
- She is NOT a Republican – The first two chances she had to vote in Wilson Co., she voted in the DEMOCRATIC primary
- She is NOT a conservative – A conservative does not champion borrowing millions to buy land to give away to the YMCA
- She is NOT responsible for the growth in Mt. Juliet – Providence (both residential and retail) were in the works long before she was elected. She arrived just in time to be able to cut the ribbons, but she had nothing to do with starting those projects.
Were she to be elected, she would have an immediate conflict of interest between her roles as mayor and as state legislator. Her inability to recognize this should surprise no one. She was censured by the city commission in 2007 for failing to recognize a conflict of interest when she went to work for a developer while mayor and then lobbied city staff on behalf of her employer.