I’ve heard from friends today and the past few days asking — who should I vote for for Mayor? One said, “I’ve never been undecided this close to election day. Who are you voting for?”
Well, since he asked, I’m happy to tell him. I’m voting for Wendy Greuel.
Let me say, there’s a wee tad bit of discomfort in talking about this. There are some lovely people with a different point of view. I’ve got no problem with that. I’m not trying to shill for votes (okay, yes, well, I am) but I’ve got two very good reasons for doing so:
1. A friend asked my opinion, so I’m giving it to him in this very private way. (Really, I don’t have that many readers.)
2. I was very impressed with Wendy after meeting her, and I’ve heard excellent reports of her can-do effectiveness from people I trust.
3. My Mom asked me to.
Some of you know my mom. She is fantastic. She is hard-working, loving, committed to healing the planet (and really needs to learn to say “no” more when asked to serve on committees or, ahem, to babysit…pleading guilty here). She is a woman who walks the walk. Literally. She has canvassed and gone door-to-door and made phone calls (I hope you were polite to her).
Last night she asked me to do her a little favor, while I was in the “Expressing Motherhood” show to express my mother’s deep wish, to tell people who may be wondering, who may be undecided, to please vote for Wendy. Do it for your city, do it for yourself. And if all else fails, do it for my mom. .
Pandering for votes, or helping undecided friends make up their minds, or simply a belated Happy Mother’s Day.
Thanks for listening.