The political polarization in our area nowadays comes from the right, not the left, as I’ve written many times before, and Barry Pruett and Todd Juvinall are carrying it to, well, an extreme.
Pruett, you will recall, lost his race for county clerk recorder in every precinct, while Juvinall is an “inactive” contractor, to use his own words. He was a former county supervisor, however, and founder of CABPRO. Pruett’s spouse is a staffer for our Congressman, Tom McClintock — our community liaison, no less.
“You must use your real name,” reads Todd’s policy.
But when somebody named “Papertiger” posts a view that Todd agrees with, he counters “I know your posts papertiger. Fire away. I’ll bend my own rules for you.”
Todd also bends the rule for “Woodsys 2.1,” who also agrees with the post. “Woodsy, thanks man; keep posting.”
“What happened to having to use one’s real name?” writes Steve Frisch, president of the Sierra Business Council, raising a good point.
Todd’s response: “I thought you were in DC looking for a handout?”
Pruett is eating it up. “Good job Todd, you are attracting a lot of traffic already!”
Even Mike Sherman, who is Todd’s friend, wonders: “Good grief. ‘Can’t we just all get along.”
There’s also a poll “Anyone care about Pelline’s blog”? It has recorded nine votes so far: Five say “yes” and four say “no.”