Ya gotta love press releases. This one is from the Eric Dick for City Council at Large #2 campaign:
– PRESS RELEASE –
For Immediate Release – Eric Dick for Houston City Council At Large #2 – 713-510-4500 – 4325 Tulsa Road; Houston, Texas 77092; www.ebdick.com
PARKER AFRAID OF DICK
Today Parker has issued a statement that she is going to issue fines to bandit campaign signs.
In response I say the following:
1. Parker is a hypocrite.
The plain truth is that nearly every campaign (Parker’s included) is guilty of putting out campaign signs illegally. Indeed, in 2009 Annise Parker, Peter Brown, and Gene Locke (Parker’s current finance chairman) distributed many illegal campaign signs in highly dangerous areas. Today Melissa Noriega, C.O. Bradford, Chris Carmona, J. Brad Batteau, Scott Boates, and Fernando Herrera all have campaign signs out illegally.
2. Parker is a bully.
Here Parker is seeking to fine campaigns opposing her personal agenda. For example, my campaign has been very critical of her overthrowing the will of the people when she turned back on (and sought to expand) the red light cameras.
I am personally opposed to the red light cameras due to ATS reducing yellow light timing in order to increase violations. Furthermore, my campaign has been critical of her leadership with her forced Historical Districts and the Wal-Mart 380 Agreement in the Heights area.
3. Parker has a conflict of interest.
Obviously there is an inherent conflict of interest in having the mayor issue fines to campaigns that oppose her views. In fact any fines issued to City of Houston candidates should only be issued by Harris County or an entity that has no affiliation with the City of Houston.
I will note that personally I have nothing against Parker or her lifestyle choice. In fact, the Log Cabin has endorsed me. It is my belief that government should be kept out of our personal lives and pocket books.
I kinda like this guy because he isn't afraid to get out there and fight. Oh, and he's also very creative.