Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Opponent's campaign worker sends out email begging for Respect of her Boss


But says the email is on her "personal behalf". So, was she saying that her employment with the Hicks campaign had nothing to do with the email? Puh-leeze! You won't find me begging for respect, I believe that respect is earned the old fashion way, by hard work and being as good as your word. Here's the letter that the campaign worker sent to a community activist:

On Tue, 1/13/09, Ashley Baker wrote:
From: Ashley Baker

Subject: Some Thoughts
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 3:39 PM

I am emailing you on my personal behalf. In my personal opinion I think you've been nothing but rude to your council member. In an email you mention that you have always respected Ms. Hicks, and I would disagree on this matter. I do believe you are a very active citizen of our great city, and you want to see change; I don't think you'd disagree with that statement. The emails however you send are quite rude and disrespectful. In most emails you call your council member by her first name, not Ms. Hicks, or Kathleen Hicks, Honorable Kathleen Hicks, or Mayor Pro Tem Hicks, or any kind of name that shows respect. Second, every email has a very negative tone. When I read your emails I cringe, and everyone who I talk to does also. If your emails were written in a more positive light I really do think you'd get more traction. Ms. Hicks works night and day responding to city staff, citizens, her actual job, and on top of that finds little time to have a personal life. Yes, she signed up for it when she ran for council, and she loves doing what she does, but I find it frustrating for her when she works tirelessly for the citizens and she gets no respect. You asked for her to get council support to keep the drilling ordinance at 600 feet, and she did it. Time and time again she works with staff to make the best district 8 possible, and almost every day she gets an email from you saying she does nothing. I myself, get tired of hearing about meetings and adding new ones to her calendar; I find it difficult to even keep up with her most of the time. She's always working to better district 8, and I hate it when you think she's sitting back relaxing. My advice to you (take it or leave it) is to be a little nicer to Ms. Hicks, again she is just ONE human being. In addition to your questions, she has hundreds more from all of her other residents of her district. She has a good heart, and wants to find the answers to all the questions you ask, but remember again, she's one person, and can only do so many things in the 24 hours that are in a day. Feel free to email me as much as you'd like. -Ashley Baker
Campaign Expenditure Report here which shows Ashley Baker as a campaign employee: http://startelegram.typepad.com/files/hicks_jan.-15-part-2.pdf

My opponent tries to pride herself in being "open & transparent." PUH-LEEZE, the community activist is still waiting on a reponse from Hicks as to "who" Ashley Baker is, but my opponent, Kathleen Hicks, didn't bother to respond. Guess this activist has been zapped from open communication because the questions he's asking aren't allowed nor welcome in my opponent's way of thinking. She's above being questioned.

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2 comments:

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

I love that she says "The emails however you send are quite rude and disrespectful. In most emails you call your council member by her first name, not Ms. Hicks, or Kathleen Hicks, Honorable Kathleen Hicks, or Mayor Pro Tem Hicks, or any kind of name that shows respect"

Suzette, when you get elected, will your paid underling demand that I stop calling you Suzette?

Will I be required to call you "Your Stately and Royal Majesty, who bears all dignity and supreme authority, City Council Member Ms. Watkins" while bowing and looking away?

I hope we can still call you Suzette!

Suzette Watkins said...

TarrantLiberty - I will not expect anyone to call me anything other than Suzette. Why all the titles? I'm no better than anyone else and Kathleen Hicks isn't either, I don't care how may titles one puts in front of someone's name -- you're still just a servant for the people (which some tend to forget). I show respect where and when respect is due. Just because one wins an election doesn't make one respectable.
You would never catch me sending out an email begging for titles! NEVER!