You can tell when candidates for political office are behind in the polls. They start trashing their opponent. Intelligent voters recognize these nasty tactics. Michael Smola had to trash Don Rehwaldt because he's so far behind. I would have busted him in the mouth if he had tried those dirty tricks on me. But I respect Rehwaldt for being a gentleman. His level headedness shows that he will be a fair honest Mayor and not that kind of underhanded person in office. If you do dirty tricks on your opponent, you will do it to the citizens; and we've certainly seen plenty of dirty tricks done to the property owners by Smola in his 5 years on council. The big story however, about dirty tricks, is that Barry Amos had a hand in it. Barry told a very reliable person before the forum that there would be a big surprise for Rehwaldt at the forum. Amos is a hired employee of the citizens. Delving into political races is outside of his duties as Town Manager, particularly since he is not a citizen of Tyrone. When a government employee acts outside of his duties he is guilty under the law for tortious liability and subject to monetary damages, which is not covered by any insurance policy. You're really on your own now Barry. Better be saving some of that $100,000 salary to pay your own legal fees. PREDICTION: Rehwaldt in a 2-1 landslide.

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Submitted by ConfushaSay on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 8:19pm.

Political signs will go up on October 22 in Tyrone. It is expected that Smola and his small band of nasty tactics followers will start knocking down Rehwaldt's signs. Be on the look-out so we can have them arrested. Several weeks ago these people used their influence via the "good old boy" network to keep news reporters from writing the true stories about the illegalities in Tyrone's government. Smola has never been the people's choice. He was recommended to the Planning Commission by Barry Amos, appointed to Council to fill a vacancy and ran unopposed in his only election. Now his Campaign Platform is his dismal record and dirty tricks.

Ya'll took the low road; we'll take the high road and never the twain shall meet.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 8:15pm.

Hear the same thing from people who don't lie....Everyone has said they wouldn't stoop to their level, but they have gone beyond their bounds for so long, people have no choice. When we turn and do the same to them, it won't take much and it is long over due. People will feel a whole lot better once we get it over with

Submitted by Tyrone Aries on Thu, 10/18/2007 - 10:10am.

Yeah - Amos and Smola are bullies. The only thing a bully understands is a bigger bully!! We should start bullying back!! The first step with be with the election! Then that is all we have to do. Get Smola out of there and eventually get Amos out of there.

Be aware that Dial is also behind that sad, pitiful attempt to discredit Rehwaldt - come on, nobody is buying what you are selling!! We want REHWALDT, SHENKLE, & YOUNG!!

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