One fact that was stressed to us over numerous conversations with local Republicans today was that they didn’t seek Wanda out as their candidate of choice. Wanda lobbied them to appoint her AFTER the win by Sandy Brown was announced and Gupton withdrew. The local Republicans have some suspicions that Wanda just may be up to no good and that this sudden desire to be appointed is just a slick ruse to try and keep things at status quo in the Hill County Treasurers office and retain ousted Carrie Dickson as a deputy.
According to today’s Havre Daily News article about Wanda “She ran for the office as a Republican in 2002, but announced she was ending her campaign after the primary election. Larson said Wednesday during the meeting that personal issues came up in her life that prevented her from campaigning that year”This bold faced lie was collaborated today by a person who was a member of the Republican Central Committee in 2002 that said Wanda withdrew from the race after Carrie won the primary because “her purpose was served, which was to make sure Kitty Galbavy didn’t win the election” This person went on to say that Wanda had told him that with Kitty out in the primary there was no need for further bother in her quest to maintain the status quo in that office. The Republicans were essentially thrown under the train which apparently some remember as they voted to table a vote on appointing her as their “official” candidate at last night’s meeting
Contrary to what some people have commented on this blog the Corrector has never ever endorsed Democrat Sandy Brown for this position. We did however advocate for a cleaning up of this office with someone that was an outsider as was Republican candidate Bill Gupton. You can verify this by doing a search of this blog in the upper left hand corner.
We do get bashed regularly on this blog for having conservative leanings and for lacing our opinions throughout our articles but we wonder why no one ever makes the same comments about the “professional” newspaper articles that are supposed to be opinion free. Case in point is tonight’s article by Timmy Leeds that said Wanda’s “responses to questions were similar to the stance taken by Brown in the primary” We were also told that countless people asked many questions yet the only Republican quotes were brilliant lines like “It’s difficult to run for office when you don’t live here” referring to Gupton and “We have some work to do as a committee” and then a quick shot at the person saying he declined to comment on his comment after the meeting. Why can Timmy lace his articles with opinion and twisting of fact and no one cries foul? The Corrector, which admits it is a blog slanted to the opinions of the author, is sending Timmy Leeds, alleged HDN “reporter” a personal invitation to submit opinion articles to our blog so we can provide you with some balance to our reporting. If you know him call him and ask that he accepts our kind offer to allow his real opinions to be known without the bother of hiding them in “News” articles.
Another opinion forming quote reported in Timmy’s article, which by the way we happen to agree with, said that Wanda “is not interested in making major changes in the staff at the office if she is elected” and she said “I would be keeping the same personnel” She is definitely a shill for the status quo in this whole scenario.
Take a look at the article in the HDN and see for yourself here
What say you readers? In light of these facts should the local Republicans appoint the devious Wanda to be their candidate?