Sunday, October 15, 2006
Enough On The Prosecutor's Race Already
The Star's coverage of the Marion Co. prosecutor's race pretty much reached the saturation point today. If there isn't another news story on this race the rest of the election, it will be just fine with me. The Star has front-page analyses of Carl Brizzi (R) and Melina Kennedy (D) today. The Star assigned three reporters to take apart the record of Brizzi, while only one reporter, Brendan O'Shaghnessy, had the task of looking at Kennedy's record. It turns out that Brizzi's record is pretty much on par with the national statistical averages for prosecutors despite Kennedy's attempts to portray him as having a bad prosecutorial record. It also turns out that Kennedy' biggest accomplishments while working for Mayor Bart Peterson (D) involved giving away huge public subsidies to the wealthy. That included about $23 million for the Simons to obliterate precious greenspace downtown to make room for its new corporate headquarters, which casts a shadow on our State House, and another $20 million for the developers of the ritzy Conrad Hilton Hotel. The editors also made space available on the editorial pages for the candidates to answer questions. Check it out and post your comments.