I like Rebecca Wakefield and have followed her career for the past 10 years. She has often been quoted in this Blog when she was a reporter for the Sun Post. After the Sun Post closed down, she worked for Mayor Matti Bower of Miami Beach, she also worked for SEIU Local 1991 and tried her hand at Political Consulting in 2009.
I do like Wakefield's humor (she wrote this about a Trump Building in 2008):
“Every time I drive through Sunny Isles Beach, I see an advertisement wrapped around the front of the Trump Towers project. It is a glossy black and white photo of four smug developers marring a perfectly good chain-link fence for about half a block. The men are the decidedly un-photogenic Dezers (Michael and toadlike son Gil) as well as the follically challenged Donald Trump and Jorge Perez.”She wrote this about encouraging people to vote in 2007:
“Year in and year out, it’s the same story. A handful of the usual suspects (plus one or two grass-roots candidates who usually don’t have a shot) hires someone from the small group of political consultants who run nearly every local election.” She goes on to describe our broken system of why we get shitty people in office over and over, her reason why:She says 10% to 15% vote in most elections. Her goal is to get the people out to vote with fun events:
“It works because most of the rest of the populace doesn’t vote.”
“Take a Politician Bowling” night and “Beach Ballot Bingo.” We’ll also be doing limo rides to the polls and red carpet exit polling, among other nutty stunts. The idea in general is simply to have fun, connect with people and get them thinking about local politics.”Rebecca: In 2007 that was a good idea.
Now, when it comes to voting, I am for NO ONE FROM THE RUST BELT VOTING and NO ONE FROM THE MIDDLE STATES. Actually, voting is no way to pick anyone anymore, it is an obsolete exercise. We just do a piss poor job. UNLESS, we can vote in primaries of both parties. That would weed out extremists.
Back to Rebecca, good luck at your new post with Commissioner Ken Russell.