George Boardman, the Union’s new weekly columnist, has wasted no time confirming he is an Ackerman “mini me.”
Though promising to find a “middle ground,” his blog wastes no time ridiculing my personal appearance and even my business, which unlike (The Stonehouse restaurant his family once ran) is thriving.
Why so petty? Because he doesn’t have anything tangible to grab onto, so he throws rocks from the sidelines.
Though The Union editor praises George’s “career in journalism,” George confesses that he spent “most of working years in corporate public relations.” (He left the word “my” out).
George is already being spun by the hard right, clueless about their tsunami that is about to engulf our local political scene for the 2014 elections, including the “nonpartisan” posts (because he has no “sourcing”).
You can also be sure that Ackerman has a direct pipeline to Boardman’s email “in” box, as he has in the past.
George promises to report from the “center,” though he ridicules the sustainable food movement, laws to protect the transgender community and praises McClintock’s legislation.
So what’s new at The Union? Nothing. Our western county politics is about as toxic as it gets. First Amendment rights are OK — as long as they are like-minded opinions.