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A Word From The Underground's Spin Doctor Dept.

By Tom Chandler 4/4/2012

In what I'd assert is proof of a stunning lack of common sense, California Fly Fisher publisher Richard Anderson is running for county supervisor in Nevada County, CA.

Normally, I stay away from political races, but given our recent trials with the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors, I've decided you can't really take those offices for granted.

And besides, if we had more fly fishermen running things, it's likely casting instruction would enjoy a public subsidy.

(Who shares my Utopian vision of our shared future?)

So if you live in the area and can vote, then vote.

And if you happen to run a SuperPac with millions of dollars at your disposal, well, even better.

See you at the Spin Doctor's Ball, Tom Chandler.


Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

Kentucky Jim: I’ll move up there and vote, if we can get the public subsidy for casting instruction… With my finger so clearly on the pulse of the voting public's hot buttons, I should consider a career as a political operative...
I'll move up there and vote, if we can get the public subsidy for casting instruction...
Thanks for the post, Tom; it's appreciated. I'll just note for the SuperPacs that there's a nifty "contribute" button on the campaign website. (Feel free to use it often!) But in all seriousness, the point you raise regarding Siskyou County is extremely important, in that we often get the government that we deserve. If no one is paying attention, if no one cares, if no one with good intentions is ... more willing to step up, then we risk ceding the electoral field to those who run for the worst of reasons. And, Professor, thank you for the nice words. Actually, I'm still on Truckee's Town Council, although that'll end in December if I'm successful in the supervisor's race.
He was a fine city council member.

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