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Hearty Endorsement for Lesley Wiscomb


Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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In a couple of Santa Barbara Independent news articles on the coming City Council elections, candidate Lesley Wiscomb is mentioned as having garnered support from opponents of the high-density housing “smart growth” agenda, permitting an implication that she is a one-trick pony marching in lock-step with anti-housing advocates. Hogwash! Who the hell else are those who are skeptical of our risky-assumption housing schemes going to support, the true-belief ideologues candidates who will embrace just about anything that promises “affordable housing” miracles?

I first met Lesley Wiscomb only recently, and without discussing any specific issues, the impression that came immediately to mind was: This is exactly the kind of candidate we dream of trying to attract to run for local office. I honestly don’t know whether her attitudes on specific issues square with mine; it suddenly didn’t matter. I do know that she will assess issues rationally and compassionately, with a quick intelligence and a broad, analytical, and open mind. What more could we ask?

To not elect someone like this when we are lucky enough to have them come forward would be a travesty! We, as voters, are often told we get what we deserve. Here, at last, is a golden opportunity to elect someone who stands out, perhaps even beyond our deserving. Let’s grab it.

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She may be a nice and caring person, but her TV ads are all about scolding and fearmongering, with a side dose of trashtalking her unnamed opponents.

Way to go on the path to eight place in the election.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 7:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Lesley would make a great addition to the council. She would strive to keep SB the beautiful place that it is and resist the draconian changes that someone like a Diaz-Alley would try to impose on us.

Botany (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 8:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Lesley is placing very low in the polls along with Mike Jordan and David Landecker. Your vote will mean more if you choose a more viable candidate. She is a nice person, but she's not going to make it on council.

loveSB33 (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Daraka Larimore-Hall tried to bully KEYT into pulling Leslie Wiscomb's political ads off the air. Wiscomb's ad met all local requirements for political ads. The Democratic party political machine is trying to silence her message and is pulling out all the stops in trying to sink her candidacy.

Botany (anonymous profile)
October 11, 2013 at 7:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The "ad scandal" is not even close to newsworthy. The press release is a lame attempt at getting media attention.

loveSB33 (anonymous profile)
October 11, 2013 at 6:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)