Wiener: Actions speak louder than words
“Michael’s actions speak louder than words.”
That’s the headline of scandal-ridden Bernalillo County Commissioner’s latest campaign mail piece landing in mailboxes this week.
After spending more than a week giving statements and interviews defending his being photographed with scantily clad women in an infamous sex-tourism destination, Michael Wiener’s final answer is “actions speak louder than words.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Tomorrow (Thursday), the Bernalillo County Commission has called a special meeting to consider censure against the sitting commissioner.
Already Governor Martinez, Mayor Berry, Sen. Lisa Curtis (in an amazing letter), State GOP Party Chair Monty Newman, his fellow commissioners Maggie Hart Stebbins and Michelle Lujan Grisham and even the Albuquerque Journal have all called for Wiener to resign.
Tomorrow, Michael Wiener and your elected commissioners want to hear from you!
Join us tomorrow (Thursday) morning to tell Michael Wiener that his actions do speak louder than words and his values don’t represent Bernalillo County.
County Commission Chambers
(One Civic Plaza, City/County Government Building, Basement, Albuquerque, 87102)
WHAT TO BRING:
Your Voice! Look for the ProgressNow NM group to pick up information.
Commissioner Wiener’s actions do speak volumes, including actions like these:
- In 2010, Wiener forwarded a racist and homophobic email joke describing the rape of African-American jail inmates to county employees overseeing jail policy.
- In 2011, Wiener told a female employee she was “looking good” while she was bending over in her office. That prompted a sexual harassment investigation.
- Now, in 2012, he is photographed in a sex-tourism destination posing with scantily clad young women.
Bernalillo County has had enough of Michael Wiener. Come tell Wiener it’s time to go.
-UPDATE (May 2, 2012, 4:43pm): We spoke to Jay Leno’s publicist about Wiener’s use of the Leno picture in an apparent endorsement-style campaign piece. Read what he tells us about Leno, endorsements and Wiener here.
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