September 01, 2006
Who is Deanron2?
Seattle Times: "As primary nears, county still without new elections director"
Sims says the debate over an elected auditor has made it difficult to hire a new director, even though he has narrowed his choice to one candidate, whose name he has not released.
The Republicans on the County Council don't even know who the candidate is. The only thing we know is that Deanron2 won't take the job if an elected auditor proposal is on the ballot. Here are some things for Deanron2 to consider:
(1) Expect the citizens to put the measure on the ballot well before 2009.
(2) If he takes the job anyway, he will come under more intense public scrutiny than Deanron1 ever did. For example, every document that he so much as looks at will be subjected to a public disclosure request
and posted on the Internet.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at September 01, 2006
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1. Frankly, I can't imagine anyone with true integrity who would take this job.
Jeff B., I don't think it's beyond the realm that someone with integrity would take the job.
Someone that truly believed in open, transparent elections - regardless of the party in power.
Someone that wanted every LEGAL voter to be able to cast a vote and have it counted.
Someone that wanted to make a difference in guaranteeing ALL the citizens of fair and impartial elections would jump at the chance.
However, that person will probably not arrive through the current appointment process.
By the way, I received my Snohomish County mail in ballot yesterday. A public service message for SnoCo voters - vote the front and then turn the ballot over to finish voting. Supreme Court races are on the back.
P.S. Since KC has such an impact on statewide elections, I do not feel out of place commenting on the continuing mess KC has brought to elections in this state.
3. SR, I am with you, but then if you found such a person how could he work for the MasterThief?
4. I just had an ugly thought that sent shivers thoughout my body........
WHAT IF, Don Ron Sims King's proposed SAVIOR of King County Elections was "Sideshow Bob" Terwilliger??? The ultimate Democratic Party hack and a woosey that Sims could easily bitch-slap around?!!
5. Dean 2--whimp; what's the problem with scrutiny? or being elected? if you know your shyt and can lead, what's the fear? failure? welcome to the club;
On the subject of King Co/Seattle elections, although not necessarily DeanRon2, I saw an interesting correlation on CourtTV Forensic Files yesterday. Remember in the 1980's or 90's when the town of Antelope OR was taken over by the Rajneesh(sp)? They took over the city council, school board, etc.and pushed the locals out. This is how they did it. First,they brought busloads of "homeless" into town and got them to vote for Rajneesh candidates. Then at the same time they had their cult members go into the restaurants in town and spray salmonella on the salad bars, doorhandles and bathrooms. This made the locals too sick to go out and vote.
We have already had the "homeless" vote . Do we also have a salmonella or other epidemic to look forward to too when the big ticket items and Supreme Court Judges come up for a vote this November?
In an email I asked my Council representative Kathy Lambert:
"Ok, there must be a good reason. Why would you agree to delay the vote on an elected auditor until 2009?"
Lambert's response was immediate. I think here heart is in the right place, but I don't think she truly understands how bad a credibility problem Sims and the Democrats have with citizens desperate for the return of honest elections to King County. And to agree to support the Democrat's efforts to delay the vote without being told who the candidate is? And based on a suggestion that Sims has found a "great employee"? Didn't Sims pick Dean Logan that got us into this mess?
Here are Lambert's comments:
"Thanks for knowing that! Yes, indeed there is. The election dept is in a mess and we have had several openings for months. We cannot get anyone to take the jobs. Finally Ron thinks he has found someone that would be a great employee and the condition of this person is that "he" has to be able to have time to turn this place around without the complication of trying to run for office. I think we need help now. So many things are not right and we need someone who is willing to come in and make the hard decisions that need to be made. Bob Ferguson has met with this person. Bob will not tell us if it is a man or woman and anything about the person other than he thinks the person would do a great job. So the person will be announced soon and we will get to interview them. I have a list of questions already ranging from who they will appoint as overseers, to supervision style, to desire for accuracy and on and on. Not the least of which is why would you be willing to take this job????? If we went to an elected auditor at this point, then we would still have the open jobs and all the problems continuing until after the election. I am guessing that the person is from out of state. I like that idea too if it is accurate so that they can come in with a fresh look and not have any preconceived ideas other than just plain getting the job done accurately. So the person will have enough time to get things in place and then the election work can begin. Running for election is no small feat and getting it done with a 80 plus hour job per week to get the elections dept. fixed would be close if not impossible. So it is the art of the possible to get the goal and the overall plan accomplished - an election that works properly and the correct person is certified to hold office.
Thanks for asking.
I wasn't going to share this email with anyone. I truly believe that Lambert is the only Republican on the Council truly interested in defending the voters of King County. But she needs some help. If she doesn't understand that working with Sims is literally working with the enemy on this issue, then we really don't have anyone on our side.
I also called my rep., Regan Dunn. All his office would say was there was not enough support to get the issue on the ballot this year. But they are proud of their work to get it on the 2009 ballot, except it isn't really, it might be if the 2009 Democrats agree. BUT, Mr. Dunn's office assures me that if the Dems don't live up to their agreement of a ballot measure in 2009, he will "stomp his foot" (or maybe it was "put his foot down") and call all kinds of attention to the Dems not living up to this agreement. Sounded rather like a spoiled child.
All in all, my conversation with Mr. Dunn's office left me feeling like my representative is whimpy, and unwilling to rock the boat to stand up for the rights and wishes of those who voted for him.
I'm underwhelmed...it now becomes clear why people more politically active than myself had strong reservations regarding Mr. Dunn before his election.
9. IMO if King County was truely committed to open and transparent elections (or anything) voters would know who are the candidates for Deanron's position. At the very least, all memebers of the King County Council would know. All this secrecy makes me very suspicious.
They have to throw two more years worth of elections before the Big dig, massive tax hikes, a few more stadiums, no money for 520, Hillary, Cantwell, and Bruner.
Of coures that would take two + years..........
Then they could forget about the elected auditor again.
I think the Republicans on the council got backed into a corner on this one. With King Ron in charge and his lickspittle lap dogs the majority on the council, trying to get the measure on the ballot before 2009 will be up to the people. That said, I think it is highly suspicious that the new and improved Deanron2 is being kept under wraps. It is probably some politically correct yabo who has promised to surgically sew their lips to King Ron's behind.
Anyone who Sims thinks is highly qualified should get the alarm bells ringing. It is just his way of saying he has found someone who will do as he says, fair elections be damned. If Sims were really that concerned about restoring credibility, he would have no problem putting the position up for a vote. As it stands, even if he does railroad this new turkey through, there were still be too many vacancies and too many questions for any normal person to believe the elections department is finally going to head in the right direction.
12. Why the candidate is known to some council members but kept secret from others gives a very bad impression that the process is above board.
It's as swatter said. If you actually found someone with integrity, they would not work for Ron Sims, and if the did work for Ron, they would soon lose their integrity. Catch-22. I think the position should be elected. From 2006 to 2008 is plenty of time to begin to turn the ship around. If the person is doing a good job, it will show and they can be re-elected, if not, off with their head.
"Who is Deanron2?"
I think that it simply doesn't matter. Sycophant or place holding zero, he/she/it amounts to an empty suit. Clearly the principle job qualifications are to simply stay the course, such as it is, and keep Ron out of hot water. Real qualifications, integrity, accomplishment, accountability, and openness are not only not on the radar; there are signs of official disloyalty.
It is time that we united in a call for glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) within King County. It worked in the Soviet Union...
Come on Ron, tear down this wall.
And no, I don't mean the viaduct.
15. Just one more piece of evidence to show that Sims and his cabal wants to emulate the old Soviet Union - why are so many people so apathetic about this ? The liberals of this country are out to brainwash the youth of the advantages of socialism in Government schools and their occasional propaganda pieces. There is nothing they say or do that can convince me/us otherwise. The enemy of the people in King County is the County Government -
Their brazenness is unbelievable !