Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jon Russell tells us "Actions speak louder than words." Really, Jon?

There's a certain level of irony when it comes to Jon Russell's doomed-to-failure congressional campaign theme.

I've known Mr. Russell for five years now; I've worked with him on the campaign trail.

I have to admit: actions DO speak louder than words.

For example, when Russell called me to try and get Pam Brokaw's social security number (that was actually his second call to me... ever) while I was working on the Curtis campaign.

I, of course, didn't HAVE her social security number, and wouldn't have given it to him if I had.

But the question here is this: what does that "action" have to say about Mr. Russell?

Actions DO speak "louder than words." So imagine my surprise when I discovered that Mr. Russell was the campaign manager/consultant for the recently smashed Vancouver Port Levy... the largest local tax increase, had it ultimately been successful, in the history of the region... a tax increase which, ultimately, was not needed and was utterly rejected at the polls.

What, precisely, does THAT action speak to?

Look at the results. Look at the results of Russell's efforts to get Roy Rhine and Paul Harris elected. Look at his short tenure as both an HROC staffer and a legislative staffer.

And then, according to Lew the PCO's were regaled with Russell's experience on the Washougal City Council... and then...
Uncalled for in his (Russell's) speech was a subtle but obvious slap towards David Castillo when he said words to the effect of any candidate can speak of work in the government that(sic) may have done.
So, as far as that goes one has to wonder: if "any candidate can speak of work in the government" does that "any candidate" include Mr. Russell?

Castillo is the guy. He has COMPETENT experience and professional credentials and accomplishments that put Russell's to shame.

And that's in addition to trying to portray yourself as a fiscal conservative after you've run the campaign for the biggest tax increase in our region's history.

H/T to Clark County Conservative

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