Former councilperson Jean French was perhaps the nuttiest wing-nut ever to hold a council seat. She was one of the people Adelstein and Hanks warned voters about in the now infamous "wing-nut" brochure. One of those religious right-wing conservatives who once supported Sam Kooiker.
She now supports Alan Hanks in a letter to the editor. Does that mean we should beware of Alan?
My friend Bill Fleming reminds me that Jean French is not actually mentioned in the wing-nut flier. The flier says Kooiker had been endorsed in letters to the editor by a slew of right-wing conservatives (whom they named) "and others on the far right." I admit I made the bold assumption that Jean was one of those others. The point of the brochure was to make people feel uncomfortable about voting for someone with religious convictions and a right of center political agenda. Apparently, that stance has changed for Alan. He's been careful to tell Ward 2 voters that Deb Hadcock is the conservative's choice in Ward 2. And, anyone who thinks Jean French is not on the far right, just wasn't payin' attention. I know. I know, Bill. All she did was write a letter in support of Hanks...But, isn't that all those other conservatives did for Sam, four years ago? gms