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The Two Jackie Greens Must Hate Each Other

October 29th, 2010 by jake · 8 Comments

Jackie Green is now using his campaign – actual resources that have value – to push Greg Fischer.

Here’s his latest anti-Heiner email blast:

Subject: Still undecided?

Here are six things to consider….

1) The organizations and individuals that surround Fischer are more progressive than Heiner’s advisers. It is those organizations and persons who will influence the next administration.

2) Fischer views the central business district as of greater importance than does Heiner. The heart of a city must be healthy.

3) Fischer’s perspective on social issues is more fitting for the twenty-first century.

4) ‘Sustainability’ as an important indicator of our city’s health is on Fischer’s radar. (Heiner’s campaign has mistakenly made much over that Office.)

5) Heiner’s southern Indiana commercial concerns will influence his prioritizing an east end bridge over public transit.

6) Fischer is better connected to the establishment that will be needed to change Louisville’s course. If Louisville is to change course, those connections will be important.

Seems like it was just yesterday Jackie was saying the opposite. Oh, wait…

Here’s betting Jackie has no clue his campaign will need to be paid by the Fischer camp for the use of his email distribution list or he’ll need to in-kind it to the campaign. And that he thinks anyone will take him seriously now that he’s sold out for a seat at the table and made an about face on everything he’s said the past year.

Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Oops

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Magruder // Oct 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    #2 won’t get Fischer any votes where the race is really being waged at this point.

    #3 …if you trust Fischer’s rampant pandering.

    #4 – see #2 — this item reminds voters that Fischer will bloat the government.

    #5 is unfounded and ridiculous.

    #6 reminds voters that Fischer is the establishment, that is, he will be a fixture of the entrenched power circle that is choking Louisville.

  • 2 blowin' in the wind // Oct 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Why on earth is Jackie Green “selling his soul for a mess of potage?” He will have no credibility left by election day. It’s so sad…you don’t help the environment by frittering away what little influence you did have. Louisville deserves better.

  • 3 dino // Oct 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    This was the same Jackie Green who railed against the establishment all year right. What a fake

  • 4 Paul Jason Puckett // Oct 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Regarding No. 2, didn’t an earlier Fischer TV spot claim that downtown is doing just fine?

  • 5 Stunoland // Oct 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    The majority of Louisvillians support an east end bridge. Any political realist would conclude that Louisvillians want at least one bridge built (east end) and splitting the project would allow the economy crushing downtown ORBP to be redesigned or eliminated. Mr Green is wrong in his assessment of Fischer’s support for downtown. No true downtown supporter would want to make our city’s image defining gateway essentially unmarketable to the world. 23 lanes connected to a massive LA style quadruple stacked interchange connected to the only expanded elevated waterfront express in the world is truly a recipe for over 100 years of economic, cultural, and environmental stagnation.

  • 6 Eden Springs // Oct 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

    “The organizations and individuals that surround Fischer are more progressive than Heiner’s advisers. It is those organizations and persons who will influence the next administration.”

    Okey-dokey. Here are some of Fischer’s “progressives”: Kim Allen & Rudy Davidson are both former supervisors of Gilles Meloche.

    Under their “progressive” leadership, good and valuable Metro employees were fired, forced to resign and switched out of job assignments when they tried to blow the whistle from the start of Dr. Disgusto’s tenure.

    Also under their “progressive” watch not one, not two, but THREE female employees at LMAS were sexually harassed (yes, there is another one who has refused to come forward publicly).

    Thousands of animals went “missing” from the shelter, as did tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars. The SPOT van was frequently driven illegally by Metro employees who didn’t hold a necessary Commercial Drivers License, and Meloche illegally obligated Metro funds and assets in at least one contract with a private organization.

    His punishment? He was allowed to resign, collect full unemployment and be hailed publicly by Jerry for all the ‘good work’ he did.

    Last fall, his former “progressive” boss who had himself retired wrote a letter to a KY publication (sorry, can’t force myself to use the word ‘news’ in this context), which printed it as an Op Ed piece in which Davidson praised Meloche and his work.

    Recently, Mr. Fischer attended the regular meeting of a group that has in the past pursued multiple legal actions against Metro government. During that meeting, Fischer openly expressed his wonderment at why Dr. Meloche had been hired in the first place and wanted to know “how could that happen?”

    Given the history of the situation, there are only two possible things to say about Mr. Fischer: Either he’s incredibly stupid, or amazingly disingenuous.

    Whichever is true, he’s not fit to lead.

  • 7 SustainabilityMan // Oct 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

    You say: “And that he thinks anyone will take him seriously now that he’s sold out for a seat at the table and made an about face on everything he’s said the past year.”

    Uhm, no one took him seriously to begin with.

  • 8 Steve Magruder // Oct 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    What about Fischer’s big fund raiser guy, Bill Bardenwerper, the guy associated with the Javanon mess and other less than progressive things?

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