On Friday I, and others in at least my neighborhood, was the recipient of a flyer delivered intending to influence my vote for Mayor of Olympia. The flyer, likely delivered in the middle of the night, was on my doorstep and completely anonymous with absolutely no indication of who produced or delivered it.
The flyer, actually an 8/15 by 11 while piece of paper probably produced on the coward’s computer, attempts to convince us why we should vote against Buxbaum. The piece contains nothing at all about any issue before (now or ever) the council, or Buxbaum’s record on the Council. It is merely an alleged recitation of Buxbaum’s state employment history. Haven’t we been here before? Oh, yes I remember, last time he ran for the Council – and won.
This is nothing new in politics or Olympia. Last time he ran a similar attempt occurred and was completely irrelevant in the election. When Jeff Kingsbury ran he was the subject of a similar act of cowardice when someone or some group delivered a veiled attempt to expose his sexual preference – apparently as some sort of disqualification of his fitness for office.
The best thing Buxbaum can do is laugh at this feeble attempt at cheating. That is what it is after all. These people are pissed off that he has won before and likely will win again and because they can’t win at the ballot box they will, and are trying anything.
CDC seeks confidential informant identity in Joe Hyer case
On February 18, 2010, Olympia city council member Joe Hyer was arrested by agents from the forfeiture-funded and citizen-feared Thurston County Narcotics Task Force for allegedly selling pot. An acquaintance of Hyer had contacted the task force and reported that he was able to procure cannabis from the council member, and that he was ready and willing to wear a wire and go "undercover" in a month-long, taxpayer-funded marijuana investigation cum political vendetta. ...