Naisy Calls Bernie on his BS.Your Chicago Tribune reports that Stone is desperately resorting to name calling:
In the 50th Ward, Naisy Dolar has refused incumbent Alderman Stone's most recent offer to debate her. According to the Dolar campaign in "February, Berny Stone told the Chicago Reader that he would debate his opponents one-on-one, and this was reiterated in a WBEZ-FM story later. He has since had two opportunities to appear at a debate: 1) the West Rogers Park Community Organization's Candidates’ Forum (video link) on March 11; and 2) on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight," (video link) PBS Channel 11, on April 2. He failed to appear at the first, and backed out of the latter."
Now his campaign wants to set up a debate for April 12, five days before the vote. Dolar claims that this is too late for the local press to adequately cover the event. She is also raising questions about the legitimacy of the debate, charging that the neutral community groups Stone claims are sponsoring it aren't actually involved. No word yet on Stone's side of the argument.
Stone recalled his father was a house painter and union member, and contrasted that with his opponent, saying she was born "with a silver spoon in her mouth." Dolar, who was born in the Philippines, is the daughter of two doctors.But Stone did not address the issue of parental privilege as it applies to this race, i.e. if the 79-year-old Stone wins, will he step down and hand his seat on the city counsel to his silver-tongued daughter Ilana?