Fluoride may play a role in Port Angeles mayor selection.
No! What a total surprise! Well, other than the fact that that's an obvious fact - one we already raised and discussed here.
I'll leave it to you to match the members of
the Frightful Four to the members of
the Fluoride Four.
Anyway, two of the Fluoride Four, Brad Collins and Pat Downie, have said they want to be mayor. Though she had earlier (disingenuously) said she supported Downie for the post, now Sissi Bruch has stated that she also will put herself forward for the position, as a fluoride-free alternative.
Now, I hate to start the New Year off on a negative note, but...Have you seen Brad Collins lately? He's a burger or two away from a major coronary event. Which is to say his physical health is not so good - which means it's a good match for his ethical health. Pat Downie is also known to be in very ill health. I have heard comments from multiple sources, wondering if either of these gentlemen will be able to even finish their terms. In other words, fit and dynamic leaders they are not. They are more of the same fat, stale, stuck, old and out of touch status quo crew.
Sissi, naïve though she may be, is not all of that. And she does listen. And she does seem to want to do things out of a spirit of public service, rather than ego gratification.
All of which is to say, is there even really a choice here? Of course not. The only question is: Will the Fluoride Four end up voting as a block? I think that seems likely - BUT - if enough people wrote letters to the editor, sent emails to their friends urging them to do so, and showed up for public comment demanding a fluoride-free mayor...Well then, maybe, just maybe, you could shame one of the Fluoride Four into voting for someone from outside their tired little clique. Maybe, just maybe, you could push the Port Angeles City Council into starting off the New Year with a new(er) face, and a fresher, more modern approach to all things governance.
Maybe. But it won't happen without pressure being applied. So let the pressing begin. Squeeze 'em hard, and don't let up until they cry "Sissi!"
But will you be defeated by the Fluoride Four yet again?