The David Smith Problem

First let me say that personally I find Scottsdale city council candidate David Smith to be pleasant and even likable. Second, politically he is probably not much worse than the three Chamber of Commerce candidates: Banker Linda Milhaven; Good ole boy Dennis Robbins; and opportunist Jennifer Petersen. But that’s not saying much. And it should go […]

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Scottsdale Election 2014 Recommendations

Most of you who are on the Permanent Early Voting List have received your early ballots by now. If you have not yet marked them, or if you prefer to vote on Election Day, here are my recommendations. Regular readers of ScottsdaleTrails know my well-researched positions on the local candidates, but I’ve added some ‘Cliff’s […]

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True Colors

I caught a lot of grief for my city council endorsements a couple of weeks ago, particularly from candidate Bill Crawford. He was also pretty hard on Councilman Guy Phillips, whose endorsements mirrored my own. In fact, the atmosphere from the ‘activist community’ (whatever that is anymore) was so vitriolic and from so many ‘allies’ like […]

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