Swing State of Mind (I love that name) linked to my post endorsing Rick Lass for PRC, with a cute green elephant graphic. Honestly, I am still reeling from the insufferable pomposity of Jerome Block’s refusal to debate Lass. I’ve commented on this before, but re-reading Block’s priggish, elitist response to Lass on Steve Terrell’s blog gets my blood boiling all over again. Block writes:
You and your supporters tout you as the “qualified candidate”. While there is nothing wrong with your real life experiences and employment as a pizza delivery person and a food market clerk, I do not feel it qualifies you to be a PRC commissioner. You mention, repeatedly, your advocacy for voting initiatives. Perhaps you are not aware that the PRC does not deal with voting issues. Perhaps you would consider applying your self-professed talents to running for county clerk in 2012.
My dad was a food market clerk. One of my dearest friends worked as a food market clerk very recently. Both are very smart, very well read, self-educated people. Maybe their daddies weren’t well-connected politicos like Block’s (or Ben Ray Lujan’s, for that matter) but they’re a hell of a lot smarter (and certainly nicer) than I get the impression Jerome Block is.
Grocery store clerks and other workng people of New Mexico, unite! Lass for PRC Commissioner!