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This is a mayor who …

Mayor Woodward has shown that she’s unfit for the office she holds. Coming from a campaign solely based on vague talking points and the fact that we know her from TV, this shouldn’t be surprising. Her plan for homelessness is to offer the homeless a “hand up, not a hand out.” If I ever have the chance I would like to ask what on Earth that inscrutable, insufferable lecturing stands for, if anything.

Her response to the SPD using tear gas on a group of peaceful protesters, including the author of this letter, was to institute a curfew while blaming us for yelling and holding signs. I can only assume that if you zoomed out on photos taken of the Kent State massacre you’d find a young Nadine Woodward lecturing the corpses of protesters about why they shouldn’t have been disrespectful.

This is a mayor whose solution to homeless, to the extent that it exists, is a final solution. This is a mayor who sees the brutal repression of protesters and thinks she should give the city an early bedtime to be enforced via tear gas and rubber coated bullets. This is a mayor whose plan for COVID-19 is to applaud the firing of anyone who speaks credibly until the economy gets rolling again, no matter how many bodies pile up in the process. This is a mayor who must be defeated for the welfare of our city.

In the words of a certain crypto-fascist, “This is not us.”

Bongo Thompson



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