First posted on October 4th. the GOP SD42 Webmaster – Peter Bozanich – made a startling revelation yesterday in a comment on a blog in yesterday’s on-line Eden Prairie News: disgraced GOPer Mayor Phil Young’s 2006 campaign website and GOPer-Endorsed candidate for City Council Donna Azarian’s 2010 campaign website were written by the same “author”.

Here’s what I said, after the SD42 GOP webmaster made that startling revelation:

When a voter went to Phil Young’s website in 2006, researching candidate Young, the casual voter could/would assume that the website was Youngs; that the thoughts/ideas presented in Young’s website were his.

Four years later, you’re finally telling us that simply isn’t true; the website wasn’t his; the thoughts weren’t his – they were/are “the author’s.”

And you’re now admitting that Azarian’s website isn’t hers; the thoughts/ideas in it aren’t hers: the website and the thoughts belong to the “same author.”

Peter, why don’t you quit the charade, and just have one website listing the GOP Party Manifesto, and list the GOPer Endorsed candidates that fall in line?

It would be much more honest; then again, honesty isn’t a long suit in today’s GOP.

“Peter” is Peter Bozanich, webmaster for the GOP SD42, and a member of the local GOP’s “leadership.”

It’s pretty clear the following post from 04 October 2010 is correct; the local GOP “leadership” tells GOPer endorsed candidates what to say.

Well, more accurately: it says it for them; the “leadership” just doesn’t tell you that…..

Eden Prairie Republican Leadership: “Re-Elect Phil Young! No, Wait: Elect Donna Azarian!!!”
by: TwoPuttTommy Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 12:22:50 PM CDT

I’ve been saying this for years: “when it comes to Republican Congressmen, the people elect them, but the GOP Leadership directs them.” (see “The Hustler”, 29 Jan 08). This saying relates to changes made by Newt “Is My Wife Well Enough To Divorce Yet?” Gingich. Gingrich, of course, is the architect of 1994′s “Republican Contract On With America”, where in the GOPers promised to, and I quote: FOURTH, limit the terms of all committee chairs; which fundamentally changed how the House GOP Caucus operates, and directly led to the institutionalized corruption of the GOP Party – best exemplified by the infamous Jack Abramoff. Make no mistake, Gentle Readers: The Abramoff Scandal was a Republican Scandal. If a GOPer is in “denial of reality” mode (they usually are), remind them of this.

It was back in those days that I also started saying: “GOP now stands for ‘Greed Over Principles’”. For a scholarly review of what exactly that “#4″ above (and more!) did to the US House of Representatives, get a copy of Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein’s “The Broken Branch” (Oxford University Press).

That’s background for today’s post and it’s title. (For more background, last week, we looked at some wanna-be “king makers”.) Today’s post is a quick examination of two local (Eden Prairie) “do as your told” GOPer-Endorsed politicians: the outgoing (and could/should be going to trial Mayor Phil Young and City Council Candidate Donna Azarian. More specifically, their websites; Young’s website from 2008 2006 and Azarian’s current 2010 website.

Why look at Young and Azarian’s websites? Well, because they’re eerily similar. How similar? There’s lots of screenshots below the fold, so: let’s look!

From Phil Young’s 2008 2006 “Values” webpage:

Parks and Open Spaces: The park system drew my family to Eden Prairie and I am certain many other families say the same thing. Eden Prairie has an incredibly rich park system which benefits residents of all interests and ages. This must always be a priority.

OK, let’s look at Donna Azarian’s 2010 “Issues” webpage:

Parks and Open Space — The park system is one reason my family came to Eden Prairie and I am certain many other families say the same thing. Eden Prairie has an incredibly rich park system which benefits residents of all interests and ages. This must always be a priority.

Hmmm…. pretty dam close… any more? But of course!

From Phil Young’s 2008 2006 “Values” webpage:

Volunteerism: Eden Prairie is an extraordinarily blessed community. Proudly, our residents can claim that giving back has long been a community value. Lions, Rotary, PROP, ABC Foundation, Meals On Wheels, Friends of the Library, and the Eden Prairie Foundation are but a few of the many groups which strengthen our city through volunteerism. If you haven’t conributed to one of these groups, please do. (emphasis added)

From Donna Azarian’s 2010 “Issues” webpage:

Working with local organizations — Eden Prairie has many local organizations that add to our quality of life. Lions, Rotary, PROP, ABC Foundation, Meals On Wheels, Friends of the Library, and the Eden Prairie Foundation are but a few of the many groups which strengthen our city through volunteerism. (emphasis added)

Any more? But of course!!!

From Phil Young’s 2008 2006 “Values” webpage:

Efficient Government: Eden Prairie is a very-well run city. I want to make it even better….

GOPer-Endorsed Azarian, 2010 “Issues”:

Fiscal Responsibility — Eden Prairie is a very-well run city. I want to make it even better….

More? You betcha!!!

Young, 2008 2006:

…While every community should take steps to capture its past, our residents have told us that spending tax dollars on historical preservation is not a priority. The City Council should honor the community opinions which it has solicited.

Azarian, 2010:

…While every community should take steps to capture its past, our residents have told us that spending tax dollars on historical preservation is not a priority. The City Council should honor the community opinions which it has solicited.

I could go on; maybe someday I will. The question is, just who wrote that stuff??!?

Phil Young, or the local GOP “leadership”?

We know – KNOW – Donna Azarian didn’t; there are too many exact – EXACT – cut ‘n pastes for THAT to have happened. We also know (and if you didn’t, you know now) that Donna Azarian’s website was registered by Peter Bozanich, the GOP’s SD42 webmaster.

At the national level, as I’ve said before: “When it comes to Republican Congressmen, the people elect them, but the GOP Leadership directs them.”

It appears to be the same at the local level, too.

This November 2nd, on election day, the choice is clear:

a) Vote locally for someone endorsed with an “R” behind their name and you vote for someone responsible to the dictates of their endorser: the local GOP Party Leadership; or

b) Vote locally for someone without a party endorsement and you vote for someone responsible to you, the voter.

It really is that simple; a) or b).

And remember, as Young’s and Azarian’s websites demonstrate: “the more things, change, the more today’s GOP doesn’t.”

Here’s the links and screenshots of Young, 2008 2006 and Azarian, 2010, plus the “Who Is” screen shot of the registrar for Azarian’s website, Peter Bozanich – the GOP’s SD42 Webmaster.

Donna Azarian’s 2010 “Issues” webpage:

Phil Young’s 2008 2006 “Issues” webpage – hosted by the SD42 GOP:

Donna Azarian’s 2010 “Values” webpage

Phil Young’s 2008 2006 “Values” webpge (cached) – and again, hosted by the SD42 GOP:

Donna Azarian’s 2010 webpage registration, registered by Peter Bozanich — the SD42 GOP webmaster:

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject.com, comments welcome there)

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