Huckleberries Online

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006, 11:45 A.M.

Mailbag: Rami Asks Backers To Quit HBO Thread

Rami Amaro, candidate for 1st District judge: As a candidate for judicial office, I am extremely disappointed in many of the posts made by my opponent's supporters on this blog as well as on the former blog related to this race. This is not the type of political sparring that judicial candidates or their supporters should be engaged in. Although I firmly believe that my supporters have stayed above the fray, and have greatly appreciated their support, I am requesting that anyone who supports me refrain from any additional posts on this blog as I believe that it brings our campaign down to a level that I am unwilling to sink to.

DFO: I appreciate Rami Amaro's comment here -- not because I believe that exposure on HBO hurts most commenters and their followers (See: MikeK, Coeur d'Alene City Council). But because, for some reason, the comments by followers in both camps have been disappointing. Both candidates in these races are decent people who are willing to endure public exposure to run for office. Before receiving this comment, I was thisclose to stopping discussion about this race. Some of it has been infantile. Some of it has made claims that I don't have the time to verify. Some of it has been repetitive and obsessive. Time to move on. (BTW, Rami Amaro called to say she wanted supporters to abandon the old thread but not HBO altogether.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.