Stone has begun circulating a new anti-Dolar piece through canvassers (I guess it's technically not a "mailer" then):
Here's a link to the full-size image.
I'm not sure why the Dolar half of the piece looks so crappy - that's how the piece itself looks. You can barely read her name. It's as if Stone so much didn't want to spend money "on Dolar" that he couldn't even be bothered to make her side of the mailer look legible.
Among the many misstatements, let's pick the top 4:
Mislead 1: Stone "refused to accept a $10,000 per year pay increase from 1999-2003."
Truth: ... and then Stone carried the torch for the recent aldermanic pay increase after 2003!
Mislead 2: Dolar has a "0 resident service record."
Truth: Dolar was director of the city's Commission on Human Relations. In that position, she successfully removed illegal 24-hour parking meters that Stone installed on Devon Ave. Therefore, she has already shown a record for serving the residents in the ward. Bernie, on the other hand, should be deducted "service" points for wasting taxpayers' dollars on both these illegal parking meters, and the illegal wall he built and had to tear down.
Mislead 3: Dolar runs "a divisive campaign creating mistrust, tension and division in a normally united community."
Truth: Nothing from Dolar's camp has been aimed at dividing the community. Dolar's entire career has been about coalition-building and bringing communities together. I think this remark from Stone's side was probably meant to echo his previous sentiments that "all was well" in the 50th until troublemakers like Dolar and Brewer started campaigning. Rather than being concerned with what is best for the 50th, Stone from the start has been selfishly absorbed only with keeping the 50th complacent. Why should such a person be the one advocating for our ward in the City Council?
Mislead 4: Stone has more law enforcement experience than Dolar.
Truth: Stone's vague reference to "assisting in the creation of C.A.P.S." sounds like less law enforcement experience than Dolar. Not only is Dolar endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, she's also married to a cop - so I'm sure she's more familiar with the day-to-day realities of law enforcement. Also, when did Stone "assist" in creating CAPS? I believe that was more than a while ago... has he done anything to further encourage CAPS' growth and resident participation since then?
In addition, as the recent Emmerson Park beatings show, Stone and his friendly neighborhood talking heads prefer to label any local violence "isolated" rather than condemn it harshly and take steps to prevent it. While Stone was doing only as much as necessary to fend off bad PR, Dolar had her own press conference and offered affirmative, fresh action-taking solutions to help prevent such problems in the future. In fact, the press conference she held sounded much more like what I want to hear from "my alderman" than what we heard from the actual alderman!