Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quick Thoughts on Joyce Wilson's Latest Email-gate

I've written about the fact that Wilson's emails were inappropriate and what action I think city council should've taken in a previous post.

They gave her an improvement plan. Whatever that means.

But before the next round of people (myself included) start calling for her political head on a platter, we should consider something.

If any one of us had an open records request for our emails, if we were ever in such a position, I'm sure they'd find a lot of embarrassing stuff. Admit it, we've all done it at some point. We've all said something bad about a boss, coworker, family member, friend, ex, or current squeeze.

We do so because we assume there is a level of privacy. There isn't. But honestly you've said something you wish you hadn't. You've probably forwarded a chain email, saved a few naughty pictures (don't lie, you know you have. Ladies included), passed along an inappropriate joke, or done something you'd otherwise be pretty embarrassed about.

I know I have. You see how much smack I talk on my blog so you can only imagine the crap I say in my email! Good thing I don't work in any government capacity were someone would need to see my email. If I ever do, I will remember the Joyce Wilson rule. Don't send anything that you don't want other people to see.

The latest email problem is a big deal. Congressman Reyes sent official correspondence to the Mayor about it and makes some pretty solid critiques of Wilson.

He uses the word "disturbing" to describe the communication between Wilson and City Rep (and mayoral candidate Steve Ortega) about the Congressional race.

To bad he might have given away his moral high ground on the issue. His critique would be a lot more solid if he people weren't saying its "disturbing" how little he's allegedly helped with a transition to a new Congressman. Word around DC is that he hasn't helped much, if at all, with the transition.

Don't ya just love El Paso!?!?!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the difference is your e-mails are private because you arent paid with tax dollars. Wislon is paid with tax dollars(over 200k) and she is supposed to be neutral and not political. These emails show that she is anything but that.