The self-proclaimed “Tea Party Patriots” in the July 4 parade enthusiastically supported Kellie Hotter, waving her signs and walking with her.
Well, they should. She allowed this small faction to derail two years of citizen efforts to develop an inclusive comprehensive plan costing the county three-quarters of a million dollars. She backed away from supporting the Climate Energy Action Plan, which she commissioned, when right-wingers objected. Her appointees to the Planning Commission have been vocally anti-planning, and anti-government.
Hotter has been publicly praised and endorsed by patriot leaders, which is all fine and dandy. Hotter is the darling of the far right. Just don’t believe her when she claims to be a moderate.