Great news! Tucked away in today's "Hughesisms" column by Dick Hughes is an apparent revocation of the newspaper's endorsement of Sheronne Blasi.
Blasi is the special interest Chamber of Commerce candidate who recently moved into Ward 2 just so she could run for city council, and may (or may not) have a brain implant that would make her vote the way Chamber officials tell her to.
Today Hughes made it clear that he doesn't want anybody voting for Blasi:
Reminder: Never vote for a politician who places campaign signs on public property, including parking strips and road rights-of-way. That is illegal.
Way to go, Dick! Probably Hughes couldn't get the Statesman Journal editorial board to go along with revoking the paper's endorsement of Blasi.
After all, the publisher, Steve Silberman, is about to join the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and the Statesman Journal dutifully endorsed each of the four council candidates being supported by the Chamber.
But Hughes let his anti-Blasi feelings be known through the above Hughesism reminder. Those in the know, and I hope this is a lot of Salem voters, understand that Blasi has been a notoriously bad offender of putting illegal "lawn" signs on public property.
This You Tube video has the evidence. Blasi is guilty. So follow Hughes' advice and vote for Tom Andersen or Bradd Swank instead.