I'm with Mark. I think accountability matters. I would like to know, for example, if Marston is a key campaign adviser to Brad Winter, or Greg Payne in drag. But I actually have a bigger problem with Marston Moore than his/her anonymity.
In his/her entire, well-written, knowledgeable, obviously well-informed piece, there is by my count exactly one word about policy. One of the great failings of the mainstream media in covering elections is the tendency toward horserace journalism - who's ahead, by how many points, who's positioning themselves where to capture which block of voters? That's what matters to political insiders, people who style themselves players in the game, but it isn't (or shouldn't be) what matters to citizens trying to understand how their votes might influence the city's future.
You didn't ask for my advice, Marston, but I'll offer it anyway. If you want to capture this reader's attention, sign your name so I can judge for myself who you are and what your agenda might be. And tell me what effect you think these people will actually have on the city we all love.
(P.S. Mark's suggestion notwithstanding, I'm pretty sure I'm not Coco. But who knows? If dreams were thunder, lightnin' were desire, this old house would have burned down a long time ago.)Posted by John Fleck at May 29, 2005 08:40 AM