Yeah, Winder admitted his error - once he knew he'd been caught. I'm
doing a write-in vote for Burwash. I'm hoping others will join me.
Using a pen name in a venue where it is expected and obvious (I'm pretty
sure nobody here believes that my name really is "SG in SLC") is very
different than a prominent public official covertly using an alias on
submissions for publication to obscure their true identity, particularly where
that obscuring of identity hid a probable conflict of interest. If my
"SG" stood for Sam Granato (it doesn't), or better yet, a totally
unrelated name like Rocky Anderson (again, it doesn't; it stands for Steve
Gabrielson), or better still, if "Jake Dennis" was really an alias for
Mike Winder's campaign manager . . . oh, wait! You ARE Mike Winder's
campaign manager. Apparently, it didn't occur to you that disclosing that
little tidbit of relevant information in your previous post might be a good
idea. No matter.I have made plenty of mistakes along the way, some
really "doosies" as a matter of fact, but then, I'm not running for
public office, either. All I'm really saying is that citizens need to take
Mike's ethical lapse into consideration, along with his charisma and the
good things he's done for WVC.
I also know Mike and he is a great person. Yes he did make a mistake. Yes I am
sure you SG in SLC have made a mistake also. Nobody is perfect. He has the
integrity to admit when he made a mistake. By the way most people write under a
pen name in these comment boards...
@Rudolph53Sure, Mike Winder is human and less-than-perfect, just
like the rest of us, but that doesn't mean he gets a free pass when it
comes to being accountable for a fairly serious ethical lapse. Prudent
citizens/voters should be skeptical about someone who has shown a willingness to
throw ethics and transparency overboard when they get in the way of his personal
agenda.It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that he is
already benefiting from having the attention focused on him as a result of this
(it wouldn't surprise me if his people are behind the "Richard
Burwash" campaign signs); I just think that people need to look past the
humor of this stunt and remember the seriousness of the issue behind it.
@Rudolph53"I know Winder personally and I can vouch for his
character. He is one of the most moral people I've ever met."You must not have met a lot of people. The people I've met who I would
consider moral are not liars.He admitted his lies and apologized;
that's great. But I consider it better to have never lied in the first
place...like his opponent.
I feel bad for Winder. Sheesh, none of us are perfect and here this guy comes
out on his own and takes responsibility for something he did wrong. Isn't
that something that all of us want from politicians? I know Winder personally
and I can vouch for his character. He is one of the most moral people I've
ever met. I would challenge you to call his cell phone and talk to him about it.
His number is on his billboards.
The real joke is that Winder is actually in a primary for an elected office.
I don't trust either Winder or Crockett to be our county mayor. I think the
safe bet will be Ben McAdams as our new Mayor. Everything I have heard about
McAdams is all good. I know a few people that work for Salt Lake City and they
have all said he is great to work with as the city attorney. He has also worked
well with both parties in the Utah legislator to get things done. I hope
everyone will take the time to see what McAdams policies are before they make up