it's fun to watch the threads of the ever-incarnating fabric of lowell knit themselves together. this morning i've found yet another city council endorsement i can happily follow without even yet having had the pleasure of meeting the candidate. (something i look forward to rectifying in the very near future). the new englander, always in my experience an astute judge of public character, has met and now even contributed to the candidacy of ryan berard
. recalling my own moment of political coming of age, (making my life's first monetary political contribution to the campaign of franky descoteaux a couple weeks ago), it's fascinating to observe how the recent well-publicized malfeasance by six of the sitting lowell city councillors (KMLEMC--Keep Making Lowell Elections More Competitive--Kazanjian, Mercier, Lenzi, Elliott, Mercier, Caulfield--remember them so you can forget them come november) combines with the natural wish of marginalized neighborhoods to see themselves better represented, and results in a rush of new blood into the political process.
my only rule for myself, beyond my dedication to enforcing an electoral consequence to anyone letting lowell's city budget burn while targeting and firing a single city employee for his political allegiances, is that i won't support any candidate who makes an issue of any sort of major political party affiliation. (republicrats and demicans being repugnant to me for their joint support of the political process that results in the looting of the federal treasury and further oppression of our precious civil liberties).
so it is with encouraged hope for the future that i see the political dominoes starting to fall against the gang of six, and the groundswell of support that is coalescing around various dedicated and earnest new candidates.
mr. berard, i'm looking forward to being in your corner in november.
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