I just received what has to be the meanest anti-candidate email I've ever seen. I'm on a list-serv for my Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria. A neighbor just emailed us about one of the many candidates who's running for City Council:
Before you vote for Alexandria City Council tomorrow, I wanted to share my story on [redacted] and why this guy is someone you should pass on for City Council.
My brief interaction with [redacted] at the Del Ray Dog Park is one I won't forget. I took my dog to the park one morning a few years ago. My dog was a large dog that was well socialized and interacted well with the other dogs. A smaller dog (not well socialized) bit my dog in the side causing him a painful wound. When I voiced my objection to the owner, [redacted] confronted me and went on a screaming tirade about me and my dog. Not sure why [redacted] felt like he needed to intervene as he wasn't involved and I had never met the guy before. Once [redacted] was through with his rant I was able to sort the issue out with owner of the other dog. No one asked [redacted] to get involved and he certainly didn't help resolve anything. In the end I wound up with a $500.00 vet bill from the dog bite and a strong conviction that I had met the biggest [redacted for Code of Conduct] in Del Ray.
Is it wrong that this made me laugh? Also, there's no way I'm voting for this guy now. See, negative campaigning works.