IS ANNISE PARKER THE NEW GANGSTA OF POLITICS?
PARKER: YOU DIDN’T ENDORSE ME…AND I’M NOT GOING TO FORGET IT!
This is what the Insite reporter about 2 months ago. But I decided to not use the name of Annise Parker in the article. The allegation was the candidate for Mayor was going around threatening certain people because they refused to endorse her campaign. Apparently, The Houston Chronicle has let the cat out of the bag. Here’s a portion of the article:
City Controller Annise Parker made several remarks that officials with the city’s main police and fire unions took as implied threats after their organizations endorsed one of her opponents, according to an account published in the fire union newsletter this month.
Parker on Wednesday emphatically denied her comments carried any implication of retaliation against the Houston Police Officers Union or the Houston Professional Fire Fighters’ Association for their endorsement of former city attorney Gene Locke, saying they were made in jest or were unrelated to the fact they had decided to support her opponent.
More at: www.chron.com
THE ORIGINAL INSITE POST FROM AUGUST 2009:
THE ANONYMOUS CANDIDATE: SUPPORT ME OR BE DESTROYED!
During the political season you can believe only about 10% of what you hear and then you must triple verify that. That’s because most people have an agenda. And during this 2009 mayoral race in Houston there are at least four powerful agenda’s out there. But I was told by a source that at least one of the Mayoral candidates has been going around strong arming people for their support. I mean straight up threats if this person doesn’t get their support. I’ve heard at least two potential endorsers have gone the other way after they were allegedly threatened by this person. I heard this person also corned a public servant and told them they would pay for their actions. This is some gangsta type stuff if you ask me. And being a gangsta is not always so bad for a city leader. They could get us all kinds of federal funding in Houston if they corner President Obama when Michelle isn’t around. I’m just saying. What do you think?
Note: Sorry my peeps, but I have to lock the comments section. Just talk amongst yourselves about this one!