Flash ahead 12 years, and the paper is now covering all 9 candidates running, and covering them extensively. What has changed? The main change is the current reporter assigned to the city beat, Emily Opilo... She is excellent. Unfortunately, for me and the city, in 2005 the reporter was about as biased as they come. Not surprisingly, he ended up being Mike Fleck's last employee, working on the Pawlowski senate campaign, until the FBI came to town two years ago. Bill White now continues the bias against me, and labels me dour. Bill White, until this eleventh hour and year, enthusiastically supported Pawlowski... That alone is enough to make someone dour. I accept that label as a badge of my independence.
We now have Pawlowski, after installing surveillance cameras downtown, wanting gunshot sound locators. He didn't mention that we would be needing those things back in 2005.
reprinted from May of 2017