Re “City Council Race Turns Ugly,” March 15
March 29, 2018
The cowardly, mean-spirited, anonymous flyers attacking Albert Vera and Marcus Tiggs are the epitome of everything that’s wrong with politics in this country today. It’s what I’ve come to expect from national politics but I’d hoped that Culver City—“the City of Kindness”—was better than that. It’s depressing to discover I’m wrong.
Since the flyers were clearly circulated by supporters of the other two candidates, I call on Daniel Lee and Alex Fisch to disavow and urge the end of such lowly tactics. And it’s disingenuous to say it has nothing to do with them…as we already know from Russia’s attacks on Hillary Clinton, what hurts one candidate automatically helps their opponent.
If Lee and Fisch refuse to take a public stand and call off the flyer circulators, then shame on them—they’re no better than the "Ad Hoc Committee for Culver City Residents First." As should be pointed out, Vera and Tiggs supporters have circulated no such attack flyers against Lee and Fisch.
And no, I’m not a member of the Chamber of Commerce, though I do wonder why they are being painted as villains. Without the success of local businesses, Culver City would not be the thriving community it is today. I also wonder whether the flyer’s mention of Andy Weissman, who is not running or on the council, means that these flyers are really a vendetta against him.