Lorraine M Pasquali is a Democratic activist who believes the Bush administration must still be held accountable for its misdeeds. "From the politicization of the Department of Justice, to the illegal wiretaps, to the illegal invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration forged ahead as if the the rule of law no longer mattered. When we fail to hold executive powers to those prescribed in our Constitution, it no longer does." She clearly has an interest in national issues, but is pretty much clueless when it comes to county government.
In the video above, she throws out catch phrases like "economic development" and "open space" with no indication of any specifics. Would she subsidize a business in the hope to promote economic development? In open space, is her primary focus farmland preservation or environmentally sensitive lands? We just don't know.
In her responses to The Express Times Voter Guide, she fails to distinguish between passenger rail and the prohibitively more expensive light rail. Despite her basic unawareness of local issues, she has attended no meetings to prepare herself for local government. "I have relied on media reporting and ballot questions to keep me informed of the Council's activities."
Ballot questions keep her informed?
Pasquali is the weakest of the Democratic candidates. In her myspace page, which she last visited on April 23rd, she actually starts quoting herself.
We can do better.
Video Credit: Jeff Stoffa.