Anyone know what to know a defining feature of shitty politician?
They never, ever, apologize.
Enter, Paulette Marshall Chaffee. Over the past week, FFFF’s crack investigative pool embarrassed Pilfering Paulette into suspending her campaign after posting not one, but two separate videos of Mrs. Chaffee taking down political signage and driving away with property that isn’t hers.
Hat tip to Sharon Kennedy at the Fullerton Observer for getting a statement from Chaffee:
“I have too much respect for the people in this community to put them through this clearly toxic campaign. therefore I have decided for the good of the community to suspend my campaign for Fullerton City Council District 5.”
Really? Too much respect?
Let’s consider that. Pilfering Paulette has “too much respect for the people in *this* community to put them through this clearly toxic campaign”, but not enough respect not to steal.
Not. To. Steal.
She has too much respect for this community, but not enough to not pretend to live there. Anyone want to guess how long it takes before Pilfering Paulette moves back to her mansion on Marion? Paulette could have run for City Council in 2020 to represent the neighborhood where she and her husband actually live but chose not to, because why? None of the candidates who actually live south of Chapman can speak for themselves?
Oh yeah, lots of respect for this community. Tons. Takes a lot of respect to move out of a 4000sq foot estate and into a 600sq foot condo just to run for City Council. That’s real sacrifice.
I mean she probably paid cash for that condo. Do you have any idea just how hard it is to write a check these days? R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Take a look at the last part of Mrs. Chaffee’s statement. She’s suspending her campaign for the good of the community.
You hear that Fullerton? Pilfering Paulette is doing you a favor! She stole and now she’s a great big freaking martyr, sacrificing herself to benefit you, but that’s why she came down from the Hill in the first place, isn’t it? Who else was going to save District 5 if she didn’t come all the way down to run in the flat lands herself?
There’s something we all need to understand about Paulette and Doug Chaffee. Paulette got caught, twice, stealing signs that weren’t hers. Think about just how unbelievably self absorbed you really have to be get into this kind of problem.
- You have to pretend to live somewhere you don’t
- You have to run for office
- You have to piss off someone badly enough to spend money and make signs
- You have to stop what you’re doing to go and steal a sign
- You have to be willing to commit a crime
- You have to actually follow through and steal something
- You have to be totally oblivious to the idea that you might get caught
- You actually have to get caught
- You have to do it again
Her response to being entirely and solely responsible for putting herself in this ridiculous situation?
Not, “I’m sorry”. Not, “I was wrong.” Not, “I’m ashamed. ”
Her response is these people who caught me are toxic. It’s their fault. They’re the evil ones. I’m a martyr, I’m a victim, but most of all, I am still better than nearly all of you.
Meanwhile, Doug is still on the campaign trail, pretending none of this ever happened.
I mean come on, if Paulette doesn’t have to apologize, why should Doug?
Does anyone out there really feel that Doug doesn’t think his wife is a martyr? That Doug doesn’t think his wife did anything wrong? That they’re not really just better than you? That he can just ignore this and make it go away?
I guess it’s a good thing the City Manager and the Chief of Police work for Doug. Would be a real shame if Pilfering Paulette had her case expedited for potential interference in our free and democratic election process.