The Politest Candidate

Cimg2534One of my favorite candidate posters in this year’s ultra-genteel Berkeley City Council race. “Norine — competent and professional.” Which actually makes you wonder what her opponent, the one whose slogan is “incumbent,” has been up to. (Actually, the opponent/incument is named Betty Olds, and she has been associated with mean-spirited and semi-daffy behavior in the past.)

Update: Despite her daring vows of competence and professionalism, Norine Smith got just 18 percent of the vote. District voters delivered a mandate (80 percent) to the Betty “Slipshod, Slapdash” Olds.

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