Comment: “Joe Heins, Campaign Manger for Republican Candidates Running for Political Office in Amherst”


Comment:
Astonishing remarks coming from the handler of the Republican candidates.   This is the same petty politics that people have come to abhor from the Establishment.  This is an Open Government Advisory Committee, created mostly because people were concerned about the Weinstein tenure operating behind closed door, making up their own rules with no transparency and accountability.  It is bipartisan by design.  It is a public service.

Heins’ preposterous accusations and excuses plants cautionary red flags across the playing field that the new crop of candidates intends to operate the same way.   There should be no hesitation to take questions from the people they wish to represent.   Not doing so sends a chilling message that they are frauds and fear exposure.  Would it be better if Mr. Heins’ candidates got the questions in advance so that can rehearse canned answers?   The League of Women Voters is an easy, mostly contrived venue, where canned answers are acceptable.

Don’t know Paul Wolf but have to admire his measured response to such outrageous accusations.   It is unfortunate that party politics is ruling something as simple as an informal, informational forum to educate the public about the people they will be hiring in November.

Heins’ knee-jerk, inappropriate response about the Republican candidates is in itself a public service.    Don’t vote for any of them.

One Response to “Comment: “Joe Heins, Campaign Manger for Republican Candidates Running for Political Office in Amherst””

  1. Thomas in Amherst says:

    “This is an Open Government Advisory Committee, created mostly because people were concerned about the Weinstein tenure operating behind closed door, making up their own rules with no transparency and accountability.”

    Agreed. I think “the Marlette tenure” could be added to this commentary, as well.