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Original post made on Oct 1, 2010

Sample ballots and voter information pamphlets have been mailed to Pleasanton's 40,452 registered voters with mail-in ballots to follow later next week. Those who have them can start voting right away instead of waiting to go to the polls Nov. 2.

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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Mr. Watson, since you are a newcomer to Pleasanton elections, and, as you stated in the recent Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum, “not familiar with some of the issues facing Pleasanton”, I can only base my opinion of your candidacy on three things: 1) your candid commentary about where you live and our Muslim community, 2) your bio on the Pleasanton Tea Party website where you are promoted as their “very own” candidate for City Council, and, 3) your “fred4pleasanton” candidate website.

Until you declared your candidacy Mr. Watson, you were a frequent poster on several opinion websites as “fcwatson”. Your candid comments included negative remarks about where you live (a "Sin city biblically referred to as Sodom and Ghomora [sic]", a "moral filth pit" (, and that you consider Muslims to be terrorists because "It is the law of the Muslim to take over the world" ( and "The Muslim religion by its very nature is Terrorism” (

When the Pleasanton Tea Party (PTP) decided to launch one of their “very own” for the Pleasanton City Council, it seems that they also decided that “Lead Volunteer” sounded much more community-oriented and innocuous than your original title on the PTP Executive Board as “Director of Security”.

The article in this week’s PW regarding your candidacy is almost verbatim from your website. On both, you state that ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, RESPONSIBILITY are the "three words that describe my approach to government and public service." So far, Mr. Watson, you certainly have *not* taken ACCOUNTABILITY or RESPONSIBILITY for the commentary that told the voters of Pleasanton exactly what you thought of us, nor, have you shown any TRANSPARENCY in your campaign about who you really are, who (other than the Pleasanton Tea Party, the Tri-Valley Patriots and the Republican Party listed on your website) is endorsing you, and who, or what groups are funding your campaign.

Mr. Watson, once again I would ask you to tell us how, if elected, we should believe you will represent Pleasanton’s best interests, as well as those residents and business owners in Pleasanton who bring issues before the Council. Given your candid opinions of our town, those of us you find morally bankrupt, and our Muslim community, are we to expect that you will put aside your public bias -- especially when those issues that will come before the Council involve someone you so obviously hold in contempt?

Thank you.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 1, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Would someone 'splain to me how a town with.. what, 67000+/- residents.. can have 40,452 registered voters??

There certainly are children, non-citizens, and [like Meg Whitman] plain old unregistered voters in that 67k number.

Someting don'a smell rite, Lucy...


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Posted by Barbara
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 4, 2010 at 8:51 am

Ms. Brown's statement uses the pronoun "I" a record 11 times--just in case anyone didn't really know why she was running. To quote another Weekly poster: A vote for Karla Brown is just that, a vote for Karla Brown.

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