City This Year’s “Rate Hike Heidi”
posted by October 19 at 13:40 PMon
In the spirit of the “Rate Hike Heidi” web site and hit pieces that helped take down incumbent Heidi Wills in 2003, City Council member David Della has a new anti-Tim Burgess web site: Twistertim.com. (Awkward/confusing tag line: “Tim Burgess talks like he’s from the left, but acts like he’s from the right wing!”)
How it works: You hit a “button” that spins an image of Burgess’s head (shades of the spinning Wills “electric meter” heads from 2003) and brings up a “left wing statement” along with a “right wing action.” As the person who wrote many of the “right wing” examples Della’s consultant, Michael Grossman, used to make this web site, I obviously have concerns about Burgess’s lefty credentials. But the whole “Twister Tim” concept looks like a desperate attempt by Della to recapture the throw-the-bums-out sentiment that sent him to office in 2003. That doesn’t work when you’re one of the bums yourself. And if you’re going to trash your opponent—especially if you’re the incumbent—you damn sure better have an impressive record to back up your negative campaign. Being a seat-warmer for four years doesn’t cut it.