If any candidate ever needed a weblog?……

Update:  Come to find out, Kevin Green has a blog after all and a new website.  Hopefully his blog will soon be used in lieu of a “full page ad” to explain things.

Listen, I’ve met newly-minted City Council candidate Kevin Green only once in my life.  He seemed like a fine fellow and his community involvement credentials are impressive and may very well be exactly the kind of person we need on Council to keep Greensboro moving in the right direction.  We’ll see.

But one thing is for certain.  If any candidate for any local office ever needed a weblog so early in his campaign, I’d be Kevin Green.

In today’s coverage of Green’s campaign announcement, reporter Banks dutifully scribed the sound bite the candidate was probably hoping for.  “If elected, I will represent all of the city with integrity, trust and a spirit of cooperation.”, said the At-Large hopeful.

Although Banks reports that Green was reticent to answer her questions about “the issue” that has been the object of interest of late, he did offer up a tidbit or two about why it currently appears that Coliseum Director Matt Brown was helping jump-start his campaign.  From the article…

“He said he had asked Brown for Bosak’s contact information and that Brown was simply passing on Bosak’s name.”

The reason Green gave for refusing to answer questions about the flap is because, “…it would take a full-page ad to explain the situation.”

While few local campaigns have the resources to take out such an ad, in the interest of “integrity” and ”trust” an explanation is sorely needed by this voter to establish the candidate’s committment to those two goals.  To accomplish this, may I humbly suggest to Green that he start keeping a weblog.

Not only would such a campaign tool offer unlimited, free space to clearly explain the Brown/Bosak dust-up; as his campaign moves forward, a blog will demonstrate his willingness to engage the constituancy he seeks to serve in a transparent and unfettered manner.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted June 29, 2007 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Kevin Green HAS a blog and has had one since he announced at noon yesterday.

    His web site is: http://electkevin.green.com and the blog is linked to it on every page.

    This is a direct link to his blog.

    Note: TechTriad built the Elect Kevin Green Web site and set up the blog.

  2. Posted June 29, 2007 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    after mb’s articles over the last couple of days, i also raised an eyebrow over the “integrity and trust” line. i don’t know the guy at all, but at the very least, he has some appearances to overcome. i agree that a blog would be a good first step.

  3. Posted June 29, 2007 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    As you may be aware, he’s got a Blog and Campaign Site courtesy of Sue. I doubt there will be any defense of Matt Brown, who is paid the equivalent of 6 Police Officers, and was recently given a raise of that could have funded several Non-Profits.

    Let the piling on begin! :)

  4. Posted June 30, 2007 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Both of Sue’s links are bad, but you can probably figure them out if you tinker a bit.

  5. Posted July 3, 2007 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    Darn, I can’t paste!

    Kevin Green’s website is here:
    http://electkevingreen.com

    The blog is a link off the site:
    http://electkevingreen.com/blog/

    Apologies for fat-fingering the links to sites my company built. Oh the horror!