One of our three readers sent us a photo of him standing with District 2 city commissioner (and now candidate) Jessica Tetreau at a fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus hall on Old Port Isabel Road. Apparently, Wightman is a Caballero Colon and as a member invited her to hand out her pushcards in her race against Sergio Zarate, who has been a member for many years.
Now, if you are an elected official you expect that media, social media or just the general public will occasionally take a photo. Wightman and Tereau assumed (here we go) that the photo was meant to discredit her candidacy in some way and did a tit-for-tat and she took a picture of the picture taker and Wightman then posted it on his blog calling the woman a "trained monkey" for Tetreau's opponent.
Maybe the commish is just more irritable now because of her much-heralded pregnancy and feels that the electorate should handle her with kid gloves because Wightman said it was her who took the photo and sent it in to him to get back at the woman.
Unlike Wightman, we aren't in the habit of divulging our sources, but what we can say is that the woman (by the name of Kimberly, we are told) was not the source of the photo. In this days of social media, anyone of hundreds of people might have sent it in cyberspace.
Wrong on assumption number one. It wasn't her.
Hey, Jessie, when one seeks public office, adulation and criticism come with the territory. Fighting with your opponent's campaign worker is a bit below the caliber of comportment for someone who is seeking public support for their candidacy.
Anyway, why would you object to be seen with misanthrope Wightman? He has – hiding behind the megaphone of his scurrilous blog – insulted and defamed just about all of Adam's children. Could it be because the Caballeo Colon has a big, ahem, assumption? Careful, that might just turn out to be contagious.