Monday, September 28, 2009
Courtesy Beacon Media
THURMAN BLOWS OUT FIRST MILTON FUNDRAISER
Incumbent Milton Councilwoman Karen Thurman, being challenged by long-time Milton resident and landowner Bernard Wolff, blew out her maiden fundraiser Tuesday night at the Olde Blinde Dog pub in Milton. The event drew over 250 supporters and turned into a virtual who’s-who of Milton politics. Thurman was ecstatic at the turnout, and attributed it to the support she has earned over many years by working on Milton-related issues.
THE SHAMELESS GUILE OF JULIE ZAHNER-BAILEY
You have to hand it to Milton Councilwoman Julie Zahner-Bailey. Her shameless guile leaves no bounds.
Zahner-Bailey, who personally recruited Bernard Wolff to run against Karen Thurman, her arch ideological nemesis on Milton’s City Council, actually had the audacity to show up at her rival’s fundraiser. Perhaps afraid she would miss something, or wanting to see who showed up, Zahner-Bailey strolled into the event and mingled with the crowd, munched on Thurman’s food and sipped her pop. We did confirm that she did not give the Thurman campaign a donation, but spies at the event claimed she may have absconded off with a Re-Elect Thurman T-shirt when no one was watching.
This would be like me sneaking into a Nancy Pelosi fundraiser at the Wharf in San Francisco – without paying the $5,000 a plate required donation – and then scoffing down gobs of her fancy bay pawn shrimp and lobster while guzzling her premium beer (they don’t have PBR on the left coast) before slipping out through the kitchen window. Even I have more class than that.
Thurman said she sent an invitation to all Milton City Council members inviting them to attend, but only if they supported her re-election. The invitation specifically stated, “I would like to personally invite all those supporting my bid for re-election to the Milton City Council to join me…for a Reception/Fundraiser.“
So does Zahner-Bailey’s attendance indicate a switch in her political allegiance, from Wolff to Thurman? Crack reporter that I am, I attempted to ask Zahner-Bailey myself. After waiting patiently for 10 minutes while she finished up a conversation, I asked her the question point blank. Rather than answer, JZB said she would not talk to me, or anyone else at The Beacon, and promptly stormed off, in a huff. “Those pesky reporters, how dare they question me, don’t they know I am on a mission from God, and God says ‘No sewer in Milton,’” she may have thought. So the bottom line is: who knows?
Posted by Accessmilton Admin at Monday, September 28, 2009