The City Paper has quoted Page Turner as saying she wasn’t called “Mayor Karl Dean’s Black Charlie’s Angel” in person. She said that through “hearsay,” she learned the phrase was used at the site of a candidates’ forum she could not attend.
"Hearsay" is not accepted in a court of law, nor should it be accepted on the street. If Ms. Turner is a diplomat, a peacemaker or a politician, she would not take gossip so seriously. The plain truth is that Ms. Turner has no record to run on, while her opponent in the District 33 run-off (Robert Duvall) has a proven track record of success and works well with his constituents as well as fellow council members.
The City Paper asked her about running a clean campaign. How does one conduct a clean campaign when the mayor has bought and paid for her? A very expensive 8 1/2 x 11 double-sided glossy flyer was sent out to District 33 implying that Ms. Turner was responsible for the fire station in Antioch, the library, a donated park and other significant accomplishments in Antioch that have occurred in the last eight years. That is all so untrue.
The councilman responsible for any successes in Antioch is Sam Coleman. He has worked diligently with and for the people in his district for eight years. As well, Robert Duvall has done the same in his previous district for four years. Ms. Turner never appeared in the last eight years at a community meeting for this district until she attended one before the election to state she was running for council.
Most people prefer a council person who is results oriented, hard working and respectful towards all citizens, and who knows the difference between a resolution and a bill. No one wants someone who will parrot Dean and/or be his puppet when it comes to voting to raise your taxes, spend your money on his whims (convention center) or take away your city's landmarks (fairgrounds).
Ms. Turner appears to be an immature young woman because a mature woman would not repeat the hearsay comments; she would ignore them. And if someone called her the "b" word to her face (or within her earshot), she should have spoken to that person directly and resolved the matter at the time. To whine about it to the newspaper is immature and fits into the category of "who cares?” Hopefully District 33 will not have to be subjected to her for four or eight years.