McClintock: It’s time to get rid of the left wing clerk-recorder?

Citizen journalists provide some fascinating reports that don’t show up in the local media for whatever reason. It helps explain why “social media” readership is growing at exponential rates.

In a reader comment on this blog, R.L. Crabb writes: “At the Saturday gig of the (Tea Party Patriots in Grass Valley), (Congressman Tom) McClintock announced it was time to ‘get rid of that left wing clerk/recorder.'”

Crabb continues: “I managed to corner him before he jetted off to his next rally and asked him what he meant. Turns out he’s still pissed about the ’08 election and claims his people were denied access to the counting procedure.

“He also said the Brown campaign complained about it. If that’s so, then why the ‘left wing’ tag?”

Good point, Bob.

•And another: A county grand jury report concluded: “The Elections Office is to be commended on the overall conduct of this election, which recorded the largest voter participation in Nevada County history.”

•And another: Brown whooped McClintock here; it wasn’t even close: 31,075 (57.7 percent) vs. 22,800 (42.3 percent).

•And another: “Greg has done an exemplary job in bringing stability, order and transparency to an office left in confusion and disarray after the abandonment of it by his predecessor,” as Supervisor Nate Beason has pointed out.

“His sense of fairness and ethical conduct has been amply demonstrated by his meticulous, objective adherence to election laws and procedures and by his commitment to ensuring that voters in Nevada County enjoy unfettered access to the exercise of their rights.”

Disclosure: As I’ve written before, we contributed $500 to Greg’s campaign — for the same reasons stated here. In addition, this is a nonpartisan post. As for Tom, I hope he disclosed that Greg’s would-be opponent is married to one of his staffers.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

One thought on “McClintock: It’s time to get rid of the left wing clerk-recorder?”

  1. Something about fair and professional vote-counting just gets on McClintock’s nerves. Seems the Union (or hey Advocate) should take a look into the peevish congressman’s remarks. Ackerman likely won’t; wouldn’t fit his current strategy to lure the angry bagger type.

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