Down here in Clark County, we have our own version of this kind of controversy.
As we all know based on his wife's confirmation, Jon Russell has had an interesting habit for several years now: he uses a fake name to attack his opponents or policies he opposes, while using a fake name to support those on his side of the issues, and candidates he supports: here locally, candidates for Washougal City Council Caryn Plinski and Connie Joe Freeman are entirely constructs of Jon Russell's efforts to take control of the city council by packing it (ala FDR's effort to "pack" the Supreme Court) so he can become the de facto mayor, since he thinks so little of the current holder of that position.
Jon Russell wants to be MY state representative. As a result, I am going to be everywhere public that HE is, to ask him to explain his fascination with multiple fake names to attack his opponents... instead of using honesty and integrity as his position as an elected official demands.
To that end, this confab over candidates using fake names is Jon Russell's future. And the voters of Washougal should be guided accordingly in their consideration of who to support this November: those tied to Russell like the 1`3th Amendment never passed... or those who owe him nothing.
In reality, it's a simple equation: do you want someone like "Russell" running your city?
Reardon confronts Hope about fake name allegations
Posted by Emily Heffter
In a candidate forum Friday morning, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon confronted his opponent Mike Hope about accusations that Reardon staffer Kevin Hulten used a fake name to file frivolous complaints and records requests.
Reardon asked Hulten Wednesday whether Hulten was using the fake name "John Chambers." The executive was quoted saying Hulten didn't know anything about Chambers' complaints.
As it turns out, Hulten wasn't pretending to be Chambers. But Hulten is a close friend of Chambers' and the two were sharing information about Hope.
In a Friday morning debate at the Tulalip Resort Casino, Hope confronted Reardon about his management abilities, saying Reardon should investigate his employees. If elected, Hope says he would have an office of professional integrity.
Hulten "lied to your face the other day, and you said you would take his word for it," Hope said.
Reardon shot back that he's a tough boss. "You step out of line in my office, you're terminated," he said. As for Hulten, Reardon said Hope falsely accused his employee of "a felony."
See, this kind of thing represents political fly paper. Why Russell engages in it is beyond me.... but he does.
Combine that with his lies about his education, his lies about his wife being a physician, his lies about what he, personally has done and his lies about being a conservative... well, you get the drift.
Cross posted on Clark County Politics.