Letter: Fiction vs. Facts in Kensington Election

The latest letter to the editor about the election for Kensington's governing board comes from Andrew Reed, who urges voters to turn to the "facts" from candidates Chuck Toombs and Patricia Gillette and not the "fiction" from ca

To the Editor:

Voters are better informed and make better decisions for their community when presented with facts. In an effort to bring more accurate information to the table allow me to suggest that Kensington voters visit the web page for Pat Gillette and Director Chuck Toombs (http://www.kensington-pat-chuck.net). There they will find answers to some of the questions and claims being raised by Director Cathie Kosel and her supporters. Supporting documentation is provided.

It is my belief that when reasonable people are given the facts they will dismiss Director Kosel's claims for what they are: Fiction. It seems that when you do not have a good record to run on you go negative, make mountains out of molehills, and keep attacking your opponents even when presented with facts to the contrary.

– Andrew Reed

Leonard Schwartzburd, Ph.D. November 02, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Dear ME Campbell, I misunderstood your post as coming from Reed who had been posing instead of as you meant to comment on him. But all the things I said about him I meant to say about him. It's too late for me to correct the mistaken post and I apologize for the confusion.
M. E. Campbell of Kensington, CA November 02, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Why am I not surprised that CL Hogue gets his/her "evidence" from the Toombs-Gillette web page? Numerous posts, letters, public statements in Kensington Police Protection Community Services Board Meetings and so for have repudiated this "evidence". For example, Pat Gillette said Director Kosel was on a committee (she was never on) and failed to show up to those meetings (which never happened). When Director Kosel said, "That never happened," candidate Pat Gillette turned to her and was overheard to say to Director Kosel, "That's your problem". Gillette was apparently unaware she could be heard from the front rows. Unlike you, the Contra Costa Times has independently done its research and found first hand as well as independent sources of information to draw its conclusions. That is why the CCT has endorsed Kosel and Hausken for Directors of the KPPCSD.
Leonard Schwartzburd, Ph.D. November 02, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Dear ME Campbell, my wife and I were sitting in the front row in front of Cathie and Mari when Pat Gillette walked in back of them from the western side of the room back towards where she had been sitting and Cathie turned toward her and said "That never happened" regarding the meeting non-attendance shot Gillette had taken at her before, and with a smile that struck me as conveying self-satisfaction said something I think was close to, "I can say whatever I want to.." and then added the "That's your problem." That should not surprise us coming from a clique candidate given the signature approach of the clique over time of playing fast and loose with the facts to smear Cathie. What chutzpah, they have, saying Cathie used attack because she had no record to hold up when they used attacking Cathie, aided abetted by the sycophanticaly run Outlook, to cover up the actual record they have. I think that's why they are spending such money and effort on this election, I think they are afraid if they lose control their dirt will rise to the surface and the stink will permeate Kensington and everyone will see where it's coming from. And the cover of the new Outlook is an unpaid advertisement for Harman, and thus his enablers Toombs and company. Harman showed what could be seen as method acting skills kind of like when he became positively overcome with emotion as he praised his officers for solving the murder that was confessed to and resulted in $10,000 in overtime. .
LONG TIME RESIDENT November 05, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Dear Michelle: Please consider the post at http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/view-the-kensington-election-does-it-matter. And also the post at http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/view-kensington-board-s-failure-to-disclose-information Thank you.
LONG TIME RESIDENT November 05, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Please consider the post at http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/view-the-kensington-election-does-it-matter. Thank you.


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