Looks like up for Santa Maria City Council re-election Alice Patino must be getting pretty desperate.
I've been handed a mailer that landed in Santa Maria residents' mailboxes November 4th. It's titled "Attention Democrats !!" -- with a big picture and bio of Alice Patino directly under the title.
Attention Democrats ????? Check www.santabarbaragop.org to see Alice Patino clearly registered as a Republican.
The mailer is basically a Democratic voter guide, saying, "The Team for Democratic Voters -- Take this guide with you to the polls."
Listed on the mailer are Democratic candidates for Governor Angelides, Lt. Governor Garamendi, Treasurer Lockyer, etc.
Not only does Patino have her picture and bio at the top of the mailer -- she lists her name as a candidate for Santa Maria City Council, in the lower portion of the mailer, along with all the other Democratic candidates.
A wolf in sheep's clothing? A Republican in Democratic clothing? Demo-drag?
Most interesting is Patino's urging the voters to vote for encumbent U. S. Congresswoman Lois Capps. Wonder what GOP candidate Victor Tognazzini would say about that?
And the whole Central Coast GOP, for that matter. One would presume that funds donated by Republicans were used to promote Democratic candidates. Smooth move, Alice.
Up for re-election Marty Mariscal has made a number of mis-steps this election season (see other Tin Soldier commentaries about Mariscal). Looks like Patino has been taking lessons from Mariscal.