We’re starting to think we should take back everything we’ve ever said about Linda Atkins. Even though we still really believe all of it, the two alternatives that are shaping up to take her place when she vacates her 2nd district seat couldn’t be any worse.
The Times-Standard recently covered the three folks who’ve announced their intent to run, one being Jon Fullerton in the 4th Ward and Matthew Owen and “Liberal” Jon Yalcinkaya in the 2nd.
We’ll start by saying that we don’t know shit about Jon Fullerton, but power to him, he has a cool mustache, and he’s probably a nicer person than Ciarabellini. (Anonymity has never felt so good – you know her first phone call after reading this will be to her enforcers.)
On the other hand, you’ve got a couple of candidates that are just complete disasters and wackos. (We know, pot, kettle, calling it black, we get it.)
We’ve written about both candidates before, for a various reasons, and we encourage you to revisit those posts:
Although, to be honest, we have no idea why we referred to lil’ Matty as a shark. Guess we were trying to work through some stuff. Here’s a better comparison:
As for Jon Yalcinkaya:
Ha! Just thinking back on all the crazy shit this guy says on THC is enough to comfort us, and helps us realize he could never win an election.
Except, perhaps, against an idiot like Owen. Well played and well timed, Liberal Jon. Well played.
In any case, here’s some folks we’d endorse over the both of ’em:
Last, and certainly the strongest of any candidates we’ve discussed today, we bring you Duke. A pooch with experience and pizzazz – and definitely more brain power than Yalcinkaya and Matt Owen combined.