Friday, February 16, 2007

Dolar Endorsed by the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune has published its endorsements for the city elections. Regarding the 50th ward, it said:

Ald. Bernard Stone has represented this ward for 33 of his 79 years. He has had a long and rich career, and the council has often benefited from his direct, plain-spoken advice. But he seems to have lost some of the drive for the job. His opponents argue it's time for a change, and they're right. He has three challengers: architect Greg Brewer, businessman Salman Aftab and Naisy Dolar, a diversity training consultant and former director at the city's Commission on Human Relations. Dolar's years as a community leader have prepared her for this. She has a broad platform for improving her city and her community, and she's an energetic political newcomer. Dolar is endorsed.

Meanwhile, Greg Brewer has gotten the Chicago Reader's logo on his front page. Not as an endorsement, but because he accepted Stone's debate challenge published in a Reader article.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Brewer's use of the logo on his site was intended to mislead voters. At this time of year, right before the election, it is disingenuous to post a newspaper's logo on your site. The fact that Stone was quoted in the Reader is no reason to put its logo above Brewer's challenge.

I SUPPORT NAISY said...

Good point concerned citizen. I was thinking the same thing! Up until now, Brewer has only used logos of organizations and unions that have endorsed him.

By putting up the Chicago Reader's logo when it hasn't endorsed him is MISLEADING!

Up until now, Brewer hasn't highlighted any stories on his homepage or even updated his site much. Now, 10 days until Election Day, he finally decides to put up things of SOME substance --- reminds me of the current alderman.

Alderman Stone hasn't stepped up until now when he's "in a horserace" as the Tribune called it. Brewer hasn't done much until now either -- if he's done anything at all.

VOTE FOR NAISY!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

the brewer campaign is so desperate that the dirty tricks and negative campaigning is their centerpiece

Anonymous said...

Lies and illusion are the cornerstones of the Brewer Bigot campaign;dirty tricks is the specialty of the whacked out radicals who run this "HATRED ON DISPLAY" Horror Show and manipulate some truly "MONSTROUS NEIGHBORS FROM HELL"and their own carpetbagging road show!. The Brewer campaign has no decency or restraint-50TH WARD VOTERS WILL GIVE THESE HATEMONGERS THE REJECTION THEY HAVE COMING!!!!

Hugh said...

> HATRED ON DISPLAY Horror Show

> MONSTROUS NEIGHBORS FROM HELL

Ilana: The 50th Ward's Queen of Mean

Anonymous said...

HUGH IS THE MONSTEROUS-NEIGHBOR-FROM- HELL -IN CHIEF!!!!!!!HUGH'S LIFE IS CENTERED AROUND HIS HATRED OF BERNARD STONE-ANY BLOG THAT ALLOWS HUGH TO POST IS ENABLING AN EVIL ADDICTION!!THIS IS BEYOND POLITICS

Hugh said...

everyone who rings my doorbell, I don't care who they're from, I make sure I thank them for getting involved, thank them for caring, thank them for getting out on a cold February day

Anonymous said...

Well actually - the Brewer campaign isn't "desperate" as people say. It seems like they are running a solid game plan.

As I've driven around the ward the past couple of days I've seen more Brewer canvassers than Naisy canvassers and I saw one. yes. just one Stone precinct captain.

I think Naisy is too confident. One of the 48 laws to power is never underestimate the enemy.

Stone underestimated Brewer and Naisy for too long - now he's gotten into the field game way too late.

Naisy now seems to be underestamating Brewer. The guy has sent out more mailers and has had more canvassers out the past couple of days. I think Naisy has gone into GOTV mode - BIG mistake.

I know I'm still undecided in the race and I'm pretty sure most voters are too. It's going to come down to the wire. I mean at this point - even Salman Aftab could win me over.

Anonymous said...

Well congrats to Naisy. Assuming she was seeking the endorsement of an editorial board that also endorsed George W. Bush.

Their judgement is very sound.

This post is on the serious side- if you're looking for a hilarious post on the 50th Ward race check out

five-ohblog.blogspot.com

They document how Sal Aftab is totally "coo coo bananas"

Anonymous said...

I have not heard anyone talk about the mail. I have not received any mail in the last week. Has anyone else received anything? What does it look like?

Anonymous said...

Naisy Dolar received the endorsement of the Chicago Sun-Times!!!

Anonymous said...

Me thinks Robin Koloms is the new blogger at "Five-Oh." As anonymous up above (posting at 9:11 a.m.) Koloms is shilling for her own blog and dissing Naisy at the same time. She was discouraged from sniping at anyone who posted a pro-Naisy post on the West Rogers Park yahoo group so now she's built her own sandbox to play in. (Note that she is "anonymous" but commenters cannot be.) Get over it, Robin. The fact that both the Sun-Times and the Tribune endorsed Naisy says a lot about her strength as a candidate. (And to the other anonymous poster, she is taking NOTHING for granted.)

js's worst nightmare said...

Naisy has a new video that should be seen by as many undecideds as possible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK1YTEq3SlY

I doubt JS will link to it because its good.