By Matt Artz
Monday, October 27th, 2008 at 12:43 am in Fremont.
Here’s a google alert I got Sunday night:
Fremont mayor’s campaign broke law by recruiting students on …
San Jose Mercury News, USA – 3 hours ago
The mayor’s campaign staff recruited students in classrooms at three of Fremont’s five high schools, promising college recommendation letters from the mayor …
When I clicked on it though, the Mercury News web site said the story had been removed.
I contacted Mayor Wasserman, and he emailed me late Sunday night. He said that he knew of the story, but hadn’t read it. He said he didn’t think any recommendation letters were promised, and they certainly weren’t promised by him. He also said his volunteer recruiter had permission from the principals and teachers at the schools, but no one seemed to be aware that they were violating the education code.
The scooper, I think, was Karen Wiese, a Berkeley Journalism student, who I met on Friday at that economic forum shindig. She seemed cool, but I’m starting to like her less and less. Doesn’t she know that competitive journalism ceased in Fremont years ago?
I don’t know what Wasserman’s doing up at this hour. I’m still basking in the Giants’ victory over the Steelers.