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November 1, 2012

Facts about Jim Brey’s Civility

Filed under: DIscussion — rkossik @ 3:49 pm

Here’s YouTube Video of Jim Brey saying he will bring civility and cooperation to politics, literally seconds after he’s done sniping at candidate Bernie Starzewski for never having to balance the budget of a local government. It could be part of comedy routine; if this were a national race, this clip would be on the Daily Show, with Jon Stewart deadpanning, “Yes, this is the man who will restore civility to politics.”

Here’s audio of Brey questioning the mental health of candidate Bernie Starzewski while Brey struggles to answer a question from the audience about why he admires Bob Ziegelbauer and thinks he “served our community well” as our state representative. Notice that civility-advocate Jim Brey is not the least bit ashamed of his smear; in fact, he can be heard saying, “make sure that we are filming,” just before he says it. Or perhaps he’s unaware of that civility actually means something beyond a political talking point.

Eventually Brey says that he believes that Bob Ziegelbauer served us well because he “can get along with the other side.” Someone in the audience says, “That’s because he votes with the other side!” Party chair Kerry Trask then says, “He is the other side,” and Bob Jome says, “The dark side!”

How quickly opinions change.


  1. Here’s a previous opinion on Jim Brey’s reputation of civility and working together:

    Comment by rkossik — November 1, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

  2. Actually he says it twice!

    I had forgotten about the booing.

    Comment by Bernie Starzewski — November 1, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

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