Letters to the Editor: Rick Caruso isn’t buying an election. His spending is protected speech, his votes are the product of special interests, and he’s a poor excuse for a politician.
Rick Caruso, the self-proclaimed “pundit” at Channel 13’s “Politics Now,” is a terrible pundit, bad politician, and has never given the community a reason to vote for him.
He’s a liberal who loves the media and has a penchant for taking their side and trying to convince them to be their friends.
But don’t hold your breath.
His recent attack on the City Council — which began by stating he had “never been a fan of the council” — is a pathetic attempt to distract from the recent revelations of his spending on a book deal ($2,500 a book, $500 a month), meals out with friends ($5,000), travel to Mexico (reportedly $12,000), and a new boat ($7,000).
The hypocrisy of his actions is apparent.
He has a great media career, a new boat and an expensive (and, from his telling, perfectly lovely) home in the suburbs of Washington. He and his wife have a lovely home of their own and can even afford the luxury of a new boat, yet he’s lecturing us about the city council — the same people he spends a year campaigning for — not wanting our vote.
It also shows just how bad his candidacy is: his biggest spending was a book, and then he claimed the other three were legitimate, so it’s the spending that’s the issue — and not the fact that he spends money on a party to the benefit of his friends at the Daily Caller rather than the community.
The money goes to his bank account and no one else’s. And of course he’s the only one who can write books, travel to foreign countries (without his friends being involved, of course), and buy a boat.
His last-ditch attempt to win his seat is being called a “political stunt” by the local media.
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