Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: The Lady or the Tiger

Me: Oh. No.

Primo: What?

Me: [College roommate] posted a photo on facebook of her with [my college boyfriend]. It looks like he's wearing Birkenstocks.

Primo: So?

Me: It makes me think that perhaps, I made the right decision.

Primo: But Birkenstocks are good for people with foot problems.

Me: I don't care.

Primo: Would you rather have a man wearing Birkenstocks or a man who's a politician?

Me: Oh man. That's tough.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: Primo asks The Upper House Woman Candidate if she is working with The Primary Challenger and UHW says NO!!!!!!!!

Me: Look what Challenger wrote about the fun run next week! She posted specifically about "Team Challenger and UHW!" She used THOSE EXACT WORDS!

Primo: And she is using UHW's promo code!

Me: UHW needs to shut this down!

Primo: She says she can't get involved.

Me: Does she even know about this? Is Challenger doing this with UHW's approval?

Primo: I don't know. Let me call her.


Primo: UHW didn't know about this.

Me: So is she going to ask Challenger to take it down?

Primo: She doesn't really think it's a problem.

Me: What? Is she stupid or is she oblivious?

Primo: I think she's nicer than we are. She's not stupid. I think she's just a bit - naive.

Me: By not saying anything, she is tacitly endorsing Challenger.

Primo: I know.

Me: I mean, I can see why Challenger would write this. I don't think she is acting with malice. I bet she just thinks, "Of course the women should run together! We ARE a team! We are The Women running for office in our district!" I don't think she has thought this through. But to anyone who reads this, it looks like UHW is siding with Challenger against you.

Primo: I know. I finally convinced her to talk to Challenger, but I don't know what will happen. She (UHW) just wants to stay above the fray on this.

Me: Nice for her.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: The Big Developer Supporter tells Primo to quit suggesting there is a connection between Big Developer and The Challenger

Primo has been stating the facts about Big Developer Supporter and BDS's boss, the guy who spent $700K of his own money - well, his daddy's money - to defeat the anti-development forces in the recent elections.

He has been saying that,

1. BDS is endorsing Challenger and has not mentioned any other candidates by name.

2. BDS and BDS's boss support developing a property many of us do not want developed. (Think Central Park in New York City. It's not quite that, but close - it's one of the few undeveloped parcels of land in the metropolitan area and it's beautiful the way it is.)

3. Former City Councilman also has publicly endorsed Challenger.

4. FCC has strong ties to BDS's boss and is in favor of the development.

5. Challenger told Primo that either she or FCC were going to challenge Primo in the primary.

6. Therefore, there is a connection between BDS's boss and Challenger.

BDS sent an angry text to Primo to tell him to QUIT SAYING BDS's boss had recruited Challenger! And BDS was even LESS INCLINED TO SUPPORT PRIMO because Primo is spreading these awful rumors.

Us: Well, BDS might not have technically recruited Challenger, but his fingerprints are all over this.