We moved to the area in 1990, and there were times I wished we lived inside the city limits, especially when Ed was running for mayor (I finally got my chance to vote for him as governor). This year, I’m thankful I don’t have to make a choice.
The one thing that I believe will have some political traction is that the FBI was so quick to say “Nope, not a political dirty trick. Nothing to see here. Move along.” I believe that was called a “non-admission admission” back during Watergate. The only way they could know so quickly who the bug DIDN’T belong to, is if they already knew who the bug DID belong to, i.e., them (or some other law enforcement agency). Without announcing an indictment, or sending a target letter, they have effectively put a big monkey wrench in the Street campaign. It may not have been partisan, but it doesn’t seem very smart, either.