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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When Given the Chance to Attack Hayashi, Wieckowski Demures

Bob Wieckowski, Mary Hayashi
STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | When the ball was teed up for Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski to knock out of the park, he instead, asked for an intentional walk. On Saturday, during its endorsement meeting, the Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus asked Wieckowski, "What is your response to the latest scandals involving elected officials of Asian descent?"

The query is undoubtedly related to Wieckowski's opponent in the 10th State Senate District race, former Assemblymember Mary Hayashi and her infamous 2011 brush with the law. The impetus for the question, of course, is also State Sen. Leland Yee's recent F.B.I. indictment. But, Wieckowski didn't bite. Following the question, he paused a few seconds then feigned ignorance. “Well, I think it’s just Leland Yee. I don’t know of any others.”

Wieckowski said he knows Yee and often lobbied him for his vote on legislation. “I think it has brought shame to all of us," said Wieckowski. The Leland Yee question has been quite popular during recent candidate's forums. Most, like Wieckowski, have chosen to frame their response around what they believe is the root cause of Yee's crime--current campaign finance laws.

For that, Wieckowski offered for the group his legislation in the Assembly urging Congress to overturn the Citizens United case, along with another related to the recent U.S. Supreme Court case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which removes aggregate limits on federal campaign contributions. “We’re all going to have to work together to build the esteem of the institution," he said of the State Legislature.

In the past, Hayashi's opponents have been wary of publicly denouncing her past legal troubles. Although Richard Valle decline to criticized Hayashi during public forums for the 2012 Alameda County supervisorial race, he was more willing to skewer her in private. Valle also received help from an outside group which paid for a mailer featuring the tagline, "There's Something about Mary." Ultimately Hayashi finished third to Valle.

12 comments :

I've seen Bob play stupid before. I bet it was hilarious to watch.

Look I'm all for bashing Hayashi for her criminal behavior and for still being on 3 years probation for theft.

However, in that forum, and with that particular question being asked, he handled it about right.

""What is your response to the latest scandals involving elected officials of Asian descent?"

Note, they asked about the "latest scandals"...

He would have had to have a very deft answer to use the question to throw in Hayashi's crime, which I'm sure EVERYONE there was fully aware of.
You don't want to be rubbing salt into a wound that is currently raw. Not at that meeting. Not at this time.

I would say there is ZERO chance that the Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus would endorse Mary Hayashi. ZERO chance.

She is a additional embarrassment to all Asian Americans.
They don't need to be reminded of that, especially in light of all the recent news.

However I would hope that in other forums, that he have a well prepared answer that brings to light Mary's criminal behavior, if for no other reason than to remind voters she is STILL on probation for intentionally stealing $2,450 worth of goods.

I am not voting for either of the above. All crooks and labor stooges.

How about some ideas that individuals in the public can use to highlight Mary Hayashi's past?

If the candidate is reluctant to confront her, that shouldn't preclude others from doing so.

Any creative ideas?

Yard signs? Perhaps a information booth at a shopping center.
Last time in the supervisors race, Valle seemed to be missing the issue, but apparently he played it right.
This time, 2 more years has passed, and this time, Mary has $690,000 and will be willing to spend ever single cent.

There has to be a simple counter to her spending that will deflate her whole campaign.
Something newsworthy since the news outlets seem reluctant to raise the issue at this time...
Thus far... We may yet see a good interview or article highlighting her continued false story about her only unintentionally not paying due to being on her cell phone.

I don't care what 12:10 says. I'm voting for Bob Wieckowski because he is the only candidate able to stop Mary Hayashi. He has the Democratic Party endorsement and this is a very safe Democratic Senate seat.

She has black eyes. Seriously, soulless eyes!

Check out her appearance at the central committee endorsement meeting in 2012, when she tried to run for supervisor.
She finished a dismal 3rd.

Now she thinks with two more years distance from her arrest and conviction, plus $690,000 in her account, that she can do better.
Notice in the video she continues to suggest her act was unintentional.

Some of her quotes; you just can make this stuff up.
"integrity"---- "honest mistake" Oh my!

" I made a honest human mistake"
"I'm gonna move forward with integrity"
"whether you meant to do it or not"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0zp8ArFW4E

Hayashi is a loon. Why would anyone even consider supporting this theif?

Regarding the message above - If you are going to leave a message, at least check your spelling.

Mary has my vote because she understands the needs of her constituents in her community and is not basing her campaign on political attacks. A true leader does not attack or label others, so Bob is not a leader I am electing into office.

Mary Hayashi - experienced, hardworking, community and health advocate, higher education supporter, and minority leader.

Bob Wiekowski (Robert) - white man, racist, sexist, can't pass any legislative bills that impact the people he is representing, unknown supposed lawyer, and negative elected official that is depending on negative campaigning to get him through the election.

Check out her appearance at the central committee endorsement meeting in 2012, when she tried to run for supervisor.
She finished a dismal 3rd.

Now she thinks with two more years distance from her arrest and conviction, plus $690,000 in her account, that she can do better.
Notice in the video she continues to suggest her act was unintentional.

Some of her quotes; you just can make this stuff up.
"integrity"---- "honest mistake" Oh my!

" I made a honest human mistake"
"I'm gonna move forward with integrity"
"whether you meant to do it or not"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0zp8ArFW4E

Can't ever vote for someone who committed a crime and is still on probation. Will she ever admit she went into the store with intent to steal? Her repeated lies only made her look worse.

Will support Wieckowski to stop this criminal Hayashi from being elected to office again.

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