Saturday, September 16, 2006

More... More Blogs & More Vision

Between my very well-researched (read: NERDIER) co-editor Mr. 408 and our multiple Internet-scouring commenting readers, I figured that we'd have already mapped the entire San Jo politico blogosphere. Well, it turns out I was wrong...

Mercury News writer Phil Yost and a couple of his buddies maintain a political blog with updates roughly once a week. Take a look for yourself at: The site bounces from local to state political news and from time to time covers news relevant to our focus. Our view at MW - as always - is the more voices in the marketplace of ideas, the better...

This past week, Yost outlined another prong of Cindy Chavez's vision for San Jose. Yost's article discussed Chavez's plan to take better care of our city's senior citizens. Cindy's plan as Yost points out would probably even make our boy Chuckie smile because "the proposals for seniors didn't contemplate any new expenditures that anyone besides the most vigilant auditors would notice." The plan is built around:

*better publicity for the district attorney's fraud unit;
*a check-on-them program for the housebound elderly;
*"match our seniors with classrooms where their wisdom and live experiences can be put to use''; etc.

While this plan probably doesn't directly relate to us editors (and probably not to most of our readers), it at least brings up something completely and utterly foreign to the majority of this mayoral election's coverage: an actual, genuine, real GOAL.


At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Friendly Critic said...

I appreciate your analysis. I, too, agree that there hasn't been enough substantive discussion about the actual goals of the candidates. I hope that your site and the others within the SJ political "blogosphere" focus more on actual issues.

I have found this to be the most consistent source of mayoral news on the web. I may not agree with what you write but I certainly appreciate the constant updates.

At 10:36 AM, Anonymous L. Fitzey said...

I thought the Merc hated Cindy?


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