Category Archives: Campaign Notes

Campaign Notes #3: Interview in the Oval

I just returned from a delightful 3 hour campaign interview with Laura Robles, a reporter for the NYCity News Service.  We started the interview at Ellie’s Diner on Metropolitan Oval, and then took it outside to the Oval to take advantage of the great weather.

We talked about my life, the neighborhood, the campaign, district issues, and the Green Party,  among other things.  Laura took some photos which she’ll be sending to me.

Even with my rambling and digression, I think I answered all her questions…eventually.

I’ll be ratcheting up the campaign after the distraction of the Dem Primary Election this Tuesday, Sept. 12, is over. I am curious to know who my opponents will be.

 

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Campaign Notes #2: I’m not a politician

I don’t consider myself a leader,but I’m not, and nor will I ever be a politician.

I’ve been watching the series “Sense8” on Netflix. I found this piece of dialog from the character, Capheus Onyango, who operates his own bus service, very interesting. He’s being interviewed on TV after having defused a potentially dangerous situation in his community over water rights. The interviewer asks him if he thinks the problems are political. He answers: “Who am I to answer such a question? I drive a bus. If I didn’t take people where they have me to take them, I wouldn’t expect them to get back on my bus. We expect leaders to take us where we want to go. The problem seems to me when they don’t, and things don’t improve. And yet these leaders keep expecting us to get on their bus. I think this is when leaders become something else.”
Interviewer: “What?”
Capheus: “Politicians.”