Things that make you go… hmmmm

I find some of the Simpkins PAC’s endorsements fascinating.  Especially so in the case of their endorsement of Trudy Wade over Sandy Carmany in District 5.

It is widely accepted that County Commissioner Skip Alston is among the PAC’s most influential members and my information is that Alston threw some serious weight around to assure that the nod went to Wade.

A scant three years ago, during Wade’s unsuccessful bid to keep, but not vacate, her seat on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, she teamed up with former County Manager Roger Cotton to put a whole lot of distance between themselves and Skip. 

The opening salvo on this piece of campaign literature has to cause one to scratch one’s head and wonder which political beds some fellows decided to climb into or out of.  It reads…

“Special interests control your board of commissioners and abuse your tax dollars for their benefit, NOT yours… Skip Alston has that control.”

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  1. Posted November 3, 2007 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Apparently, the only thing that matters to either Skip Alston or Trudy Wade is what one can or is willing to do for the other right now. This isn’t a “vision.” It’s an aberration and anyone who supports moving Greensboro forward cannot buy into this obvious pandering. Otherwise, Greensboro will deserve what it gets, a City Council member who cost the County hundreds of thousands of dollars while pursuing her own agenda.

  2. Posted November 3, 2007 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Wish you would have run David. There needs to be more common sense in government.

    Hope that you can join us Monday at Fincastles. Check out for details.

    By the way the BBQ was awesome. I need to buy some of your sauce.


  3. Tony Wilkins
    Posted November 3, 2007 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Sue, your flair for the dramatic is impressive. You get my vote for Drama Queen.
    But show me the facts that she cost the county “hundreds of thousands of dollars while pursuing her own agenda.”
    Sorry to use a cliché Sue, but put up or shut up.
    Hogg, have you talked to the Wade campaign about the endorsement? I did. I called them about it. They stated to me there were absolutely no strings attached.
    And remember in District 5 both candidates interviewed for the endorsement.

  4. Posted November 3, 2007 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t say any strings were attached, Tony. The Simpkins PAC doesn’t attach ‘strings’ as far as I know. Don’t mistake me for Dr. Joe.

    But I must ask about your inquiry to the Wade campaign about such ‘strings’… are you a gullible person or just very trusting? If any ‘strings’ did get attached during the interview, would you really expect Wade to say to you, “Yeah, Tony… I told Skip and Earl I would vote to fund the Civil Rights Museum if they would endorse my candidacy… I hope you’ll understand. You do, don’t you?”

    I just think it is was curious endorsement, reportedly cobbled together by Alston. Don’t you believe it is curious, too, in light of statements made in previous campaigns?

    Or is it just me?

  5. Tony Wilkins
    Posted November 3, 2007 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Trusting? Maybe, but I do believe I was given an honest answer and if I find out otherwise I’ll try a little A1 Sauce on these words please.
    You know what I find even more curious is the fact you haven’t mentioned your ol’ pal Jim Melvin contributing to Sandy’s campaign.
    Isn’t it amazing how a $250 contribution can make a $1M statement?
    What’s your take on that support Hogg?
    You can sign up at Trudy’s website to be a precinct worker on election day. See you there!

  6. Posted November 3, 2007 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Not sure, but it could be that Melvin just doesn’t think much of your candidate. Or… more likely… it could be that Jim wrote the check when he heard that his arch-nemisis, Bill B., is serving as Trudy’s Carl Rove.

    Could be both.