Plunkett’s postcard and smear tactics; Logsdon in a skirt?

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Mayoral candidate Cyndi Plunkett mailed her third campaign postcard. For the third time, she does not include a single word about any accomplishments or her voting record of the last four years. Anyone who attended the council meetings or kept up with the local news knows why.

The big gotcha statement in her Don Haddix bashing postcard reads, “Who will burst our bubble? Don Haddix will.” Wow, that is insightful.

I am saddened to see Plunkett stoop to this kind of glossy say-nothing breed of politics in a local election, run by paid handlers who do not care whether our city exists or not.

Like Harold Logsdon before her, Plunkett has learned she can cloak her legislative intentions in the smoke of pretty postcards and faulty logic designed to smear the character of the opponent. Unfortunately, there are some gullible enough to follow Plunkett’s lead.

Humorously, Plunkett got the endorsement of the Fayette County Republican Party. Since Haddix is a conservative independent, Plunkett was the only candidate they could pass.

While some consider the faction known as the Fayette County Republican Party as a less than effective body, they did their duty, holding the nose, nodding at Plunkett, overlooking the record-setting government expenditures, increased city fees across the board, escalation of taxes and plunging level of city services.

Yes, that particular bloc of the Grand Old Party can declare a jihad against the Democrats, but they cannot make their own toe the line.

Four years of budgetary mayhem from the Logsdon/Boone/Plunkett gang was highlighted by inconsistent spending priorities and expenditures always exceeding revenue. Plunkett never had a balanced budget in her four years in office.

There has also been a great deal of hooliganism along the perimeter of the Plunkett campaign.

A member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church began a smear email campaign to her CHRP brothers and sisters full of lies and disparaging remarks in order to elect Plunkett.

An officer with the McIntosh Academic Booster Club and an officer with McIntosh Cross-Country Booster Club used their official email lists to send pro-Plunkett endorsements.

It is important to remember that when you are placed in a position of authority with a non-profit organization, civic group, homeowners association or school booster; you act as an official custodian of the organization’s private records. Political endorsements through those official channels are not only inappropriate, violating the trust of the membership, but could also be illegal.

Former County Commissioner Peter Pfeifer, voted out of office for failing to work with the city governments in the county, threw his support behind Plunkett. In trying to explain why he supports Plunkett, he believes she is “someone who will stand up and forcefully point out what they think are errors.”

Alas, it’s been poor Haddix who has pointed out the errors of the Logsdon/Boone/Plunkett pro-big box and careless budgeting acts, losing in a series of 3-2 votes.

It appears a detached Pfeifer supports the errors made rather than the person trying to resolve them.

In the blogs, Cyndi Plunkett has been described as “Harold Logsdon in a skirt.” Although Plunkett is much better looking than Logsdon in a skirt, their political styles are very similar.

If you think you got a good deal by voting for Harold Logsdon, then you will not be disappointed with Cyndi Plunkett. When you examine the similarities, Plunkett is very likely to carry on the Logsdon legacy.

Plunkett clearly stated in her letter to the editor that Don Haddix and Doug Sturbaum refused to advance the interests of the Logsdon/Boone/Plunkett supporters. Plunkett’s remarks about Haddix in that letter said more about him and his character than she has said about herself in three mailings and a campaign website.

Don’t be a laggard; vote.

[Steve Brown is the former mayor of Peachtree City. He can be reached at]

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Submitted by Doug on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 7:01pm.

Mudcat is wishing on a star predicting a win for Mrs. Plunkett.

As I said in another post, Mr. Brown has it right. I really have a hard time telling Mrs. Plunkett and Mayor Logsdon apart.

I'd vote for Dan Tennant before I voted for Mrs. Plunkett.

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Submitted by mudcat on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 7:12am.

That's the headline next Wednesday. Of course Brown endorsed Haddix, but for over 9,000 PTC voters who automatically default to the opposite of anything the brown clown does, Cyndi wins!

Haddix is not Brown, but he will lose hundreds if not thousands of votes because of his association with Brown vs. the 50 or so he will gain from the Rothley-led rag tag band of supportes (and Cal).

And possibly this headline "Delta flight cancelled, pilot could not stop laughing at election results" that would be birdman.

January's headline "City Hall to be painted pink; City motto changed to Plan to ***** (self-censored, but funny)" That on the heels of Beth and Kim joining Cyndi and Vanessa in the winner's circle.

Then after a year, another headline "Obamacare confirms it will pay for Sturnbaum's sex change operation."

Yes indeed, life is sweet.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 7:12pm.

it messes with your brain. I thought you had gotten past your "all girl" council---Hasn't anyone told you that the feminist movement hit it's stride years ago? Supposedly, we have gotten past that and you assured us you had also. I think you really have a crush on Steve Brown and are trying to hide it---you just can't seem to stop talking about him. Did you give up on Dar, or have you gone from brawny to brainy in your never ending quest? What are you going to do if and when Cyndi goes down in defeat? Will you burn your bra on 54/74? I do hope you will not go in for self-immolation as I think our fire department will be too busy about that time collecting toys for needy tots. I suggest you order a pizza, change the Thunderbird for a large coke and sit down and rethink this whole thing. Maybe it isn't Sturbaum who needs the sex-change operation, you think?

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Submitted by mudcat on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 7:56pm.

Despite the fact that you sound like Bonkers, I'll take this one on -

I posted at 7:12 AM, you posted at 7:12 PM coincindence? I don't think so. Nevertheless, I don't drink in the early AM.

I miss Dar and and my personal feelings are just that. Leave it, babe.

The only crush I have on the brown clown has to do with a huge machine at the junk yard that crushes cars and people napping in the back seat.

If we come up with fewer than 3 girls leading our city, I will in fact burn my bra at 54/74. Not sure what that has to do with anything but since you asked, I'm there for my sisters. Of course if we get all 4 girls on, I would expect you to do something similar, but I'm too much of a lady to say what that might be.

What will you offer?

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 8:35pm.

You two are prime examples of why the feminist "movement" died!

Cat fights, hair pulling, bra burning (whatever that causes), and relatives bashing! Also, it was discovered that syndromes lasted longer than was published.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 8:30pm.

lil Bonkie. Do you think it was Karma--our post times???? So, you don't drink in early am?, do you wait til 9? I think your unrequited love for Dar is skewing your thinking--even though it has always been a little off---As for the bra burning, since you are regressing to the glorious days of yore when the ladies marched and burned their bras--I thought that would be fitting--as to what I will do if we get all 4 girls on---probably say a prayer for our city and hope for the best. Since I am for the best person regardless of gender I will not feel the need to make any other statement. I have never felt that we should blindly vote for a gender or a group regardless of qualifications---you see where that has gotten us so far. It matters not to me if someone is male, female, dem, rep, white, black, gay or straight---I want the best person for the job and I don't care if they wear a bra or a jock strap, or a bra AND a jock strap. Guess I am just funny that way.

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 8:57am.

Haddix thrilled by Pfeiffer's gushing love for Cyndi. Cyndi getting endorsed by Peter Pfeiffer, a few other has-beens and the West Fayetteville Bypass crew---- If I were a candidate I would rather have a sharp stick in the eye.

Submitted by lifeinptc on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 10:14am.

I don't know you or Cindy, but I know Pfeiffer. He can't even get it thru his own head that HE'S an idiot so I'm sure he couldn't spot another one. He teamed up with Dunn and Wells so anyone else he ever teams up with WILL NEVER GET MY VOTE. I had planned on skipping this vote but I won't now.

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 10:51am.

Pfeiffer's endorsement of Plunkett was in the Fayette Daily News. I have little interest in hearing from those worn out bureaucrats. They're all making a living off the government anyway.

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Submitted by mudcat on Fri, 11/27/2009 - 10:29am.

I have no idea why either candidate would want an endorsement from either one of these has-beens. Brown is a Democrat and Pfeiffer is a Republican - so what? Both parties are full of useless hacks at all levels. You should vote for the person, not the party. The individual is what counts - especially in a non-partisan election.

That's why I voted for Cyndi, the individual - because she is a woman. Beth and Kimm too. So there.

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