Take it from a seasoned journalist: The campaign can get ugly when you run against yourself

Jeff  “Podunk” Pelline, proclaiming himself a seasoned journalist, predicts an “ugly, polarizing” race for the third supervisorial district next year. Of course, incumbent Supervisor Dan Miller is the only candidate to actually enter the race, but that doesn’t stop the seasoned journalist from proclaiming “here we go again.”

If this sounds like a familiar refrain from the seasoned journalist, you have a long memory. Apparently having nothing better to do on Christmas Day of 2013, Podunk wrote he was going to “peel the onion off the skin” in the 2014 political races.

The nose knows, or not

“I smell another contentious year of elections with unqualified albeit ideologically-minded people jumping into the race to ‘save us’; a ‘secret state’ if you will. Nasty personal attacks will surface too.”

“The real target for the hard right in this instance is Greg Diaz,” then seeking reelection as county clerk/recorder. Apparently the seasoned journalist’s nose betrayed him in this instance because Diaz ran unopposed in the June primary and waltzed to victory.

Undaunted, the seasoned journalist is putting his nose to work again, this time over my speculation that Hilary Hodge will run for a seat on the Grass Valley City Council. “Hmm. This doesn’t pass the smell test, at least to this seasoned journalist,” Podunk wrote.

When I first wrote that Hodge would pass up the supervisors’ race and run for the council, Podunk said I was dead wrong. Does he know something we don’t know? If he does, he should report it on his blog, like any first-class journalist would.

Or maybe the seasoned journalist is a ally of Hodge, waiting for a prearranged date to declare her candidacy. In other words, a stooge for Hodge. This is what can happen to seasoned journalists when they are reduced to making their living in the sub-basement of journalism.


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10 Responses to Take it from a seasoned journalist: The campaign can get ugly when you run against yourself

  1. Todd Juvinall says:

    Yes his predictions are usually wrong. He has not immersed himself into the podunk population enough to hear those whispers yet. Maybe a leaker will get to him?

  2. rl crabb says:

    Partisan political campaigns…what a novel concept. I’ll put my chips on Hilary to run for supe. She just bought a house and it pays better than city council.

  3. Don Bessee says:

    I just want to stand with my July 13th 122pm. What’s up with the Dark Lord of liberal lament lands flipity flopity? 😉

  4. Jeffie’s upset with The Union again, this time for covering the appearance of long-shot GOP candidate for governor Travis Allen in Grass Valley. “What a colossal waste of resources,” proclaims Podunk.

    This “colossal waste of resources” consists of a two paragraph story written by the publisher, who I’m guessing didn’t put in for overtime. I guess the seasoned journalist doesn’t subscribe to The New York Times pledge “to give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect…”

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      Every post the PODUNK does shows his tremendous bias. He is laughed at all over the Western County. At least I acknowledge I am a partisan.

  5. fish says:

    “Facebook’s market cap is $500 billion (with a “b”) as of this morning…..”

    What part of “B” aren’t you getting?

    • It’s Jeffie’s way of saying Facebook must be a legitimate source of news or it wouldn’t be worth so much money. Facebook has many strengths, but citizen journalism isn’t one of them.

  6. Barry Pruett says:

    Does “seasoned” mean well traveled?

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