Glorious has been a champion of the ethics commission! She fished what I ( matt carlucci) started when I created the Jacksonville ethics commission back in the early 90's. Now she is endorsing the one candidate who wants to disband the ethics commission. I have heard mike hogan say this twice ( in disbelief) . Therefore I just do not understand her endorsement of mike hogan. To say it is a duplication of the states ethics commission is a total lack of understanding of the 2 roles. I really like glorious but am very disappointed in her endorsement of someone who will disband a local watchdog commission. she had done a great job of putting the teeth in this commission so badly needed. Too bad, a bad decision in my opinion. He will disband a commission that will better ensure good toft. Matt carlucci. Ps, say it's not so!!
Well, Im not disappointed in Glorious, because I always expect to be surprised by her. And I have a real affection both for her and for contrarians in general.
I do think that the endorsement itself is ludicrous, and hope that no one alive is swayed to make a decision in Hogan's favor as a result of her endorsement.
Shelton Hull managed to make a similar mistake when he endorsed Ralph Nader and exhorted dems to vote for him out of protest from the pages of Folio during the 2000 election and Bush was the result.
And while I am thrilled with Dianne for stepping up to the plate and discussing the endorsement on the site, I do have to say that I have a difference of opinion with her on the subject of gay and lesbian teenagers and equality or women's rights. Those issues tend to be written large locally rather than federally and it really does matter who the local leadership is when it comes to how they are handled.
But it is merely a speedbump in an otherwise affectionate relationship with Glorious. She has the right (and the responsibility) to endorse and advocate anyone that it pops into her head to support.
Mike is a principled and consistent man, and in an era of plenty and abundance, I would seriously have to consider voting for him.
But this is not that era.