I don't know anything about psifferle who wants to replace an incumbent judge. It appears there is skepticism about her qualifications. I do know this: that elsewhere in the state there is a stealth campaign by MCCL to replace incumbent judges with single-issue oriented judges compatible with their views. In a race for an open seat in Hennepin county the stealth candidate is Stephen Baker who is opposing Susan Burke (about whom a fine letter was written to the StarTrib yesterday (?) by David Lillehaug. In all fairness, we need to know whether Sifferle is one of these MCCL sponsored candidates.
Bill Stoesz Highland ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Birrenbach" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "St. Paul Discuss" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 9:59 AM Subject: Re: [StPaul] Sifferle For Ramsey County Judge?? > At 10:33 PM -0500 10/26/04, Andy Driscoll wrote: > >I do not know Ms. Sifferle (I think), but I am compelled by the presence of > >this endorsement of her candidacy to question as to why she is opposing the > >re-election of Judge Michael Fetsch. > > I can tell you why I am compelled to respond, and explain why I am > supporting this candidate. > > Because it's her right to challenge him > It further fosters democracy ( especially in judicial elections ) > > We all know these judges go unchallenged and an uncontested election > is not democracy. Frankly I wish more lawyers would step up to the > plate and run against these judges. But many will tell you they > don't want to run against an incumbent judge who might hear a case > they have if they loose to them. So I have to hand it to someone who > actually has the guts to run against a judge. > > I don't think I know Judge Fetsch, can't recall him from anything I > have ever seen so have no reason to believe he is a bad judge, I also > have no reason to believe he is a good one either. Maybe if more > people start to challenge these judges then we will learn more about > the incumbents because they will have to run a campaign and tell > people what they do. Right now once your appointed to a seat on the > bench, your there for life baby (well unless a seat on a higher court > comes open and you get appointed to that). > > -- > Sincerely, > John Birrenbach > *VOTE: Micky Mouse for all unchallenged judges > > W 7th Neighborhood, St Paul MN > === Political & Business Consulting === > http://www.birrenbach.com/ > ====================================== > "Six years on the council has trained me to feign interest for long > periods of time" > Chris Coleman Jan 21, 2004 > +++++++++++++++ > _____________________________________________ > To Join: St. Paul Issues Forum Rules Discussion > Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > _____________________________________________ > NEW ADDRESS FOR LIST: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > To subscribe, modify subscription, or get your password - visit: > http://www.mnforum.org/mailman/listinfo/stpaul > > Archive Address: > http://www.mnforum.org/mailman/private/stpaul/ > _____________________________________________ To Join: St. Paul Issues Forum Rules Discussion Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] _____________________________________________ NEW ADDRESS FOR LIST: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To subscribe, modify subscription, or get your password - visit: http://www.mnforum.org/mailman/listinfo/stpaul Archive Address: http://www.mnforum.org/mailman/private/stpaul/