|Thanks to George Rebane for the picture|
After her screed was made public the local cops and some from other counties and cities issued threats to boycott her business and urged her to quit the Council. Even Senum's own city police issued a request for her to resign. I watched the public meeting where the Council wanted to pass a Resolution of Support for the police to balance out Senum's hate-filled screed against them. I watched as many people spoke at the microphone and urged her to resign. A few supported her but most were against her. I said to myself, why should she resign? She does represent a large number of people in Nevada City who hate the cops. So is she not being a accurate representative of them?
Until I saw the latest letters I figured the storm had passed. But there are hard feelings on both sides. Senum's supporters seem to forget that it was her words that started the mess and spawned the responses. The latest letter of support for Senum seemed to me unhinged. Similar to the ridiculous position of Jeff Pelline on his blog. The other letter from a county resident urged her to quit. It was a decent request and the writer seemed sober. The outcome so far is one of silence by Senum. When you create a shitstorm, you better be ready to take the blowback. She has remained silent and that is probably the best response. I personally don't like boycotts either. I think they are counterproductive. The local liberals tried one against Rush Limbaugh a couple of years ago. When Rush told the truth about Sandra Fluke (who is on the Board of some commie organization here in California and lauded by Pelline). If Senum's tacos are good, more power to her.
But will those that wish her to resign forget? Maybe, but not likely. The brave men and women in law enforcement are the one's we see running towards the gunfire while the Senum's of the world are running the other way. Of course I would be running the other way as well as I am no cop. But I would be careful to keep my yap shut about those cops who protect me. When the bad guys attack, who you gonna call? I don't think I will be calling Senum.