unkind cynthiaAnaheim’s “Year of Kindness” enters its final months. Promoting kindness is a good thing. It is a virtue that when fostered enables a better, freer civic culture. I supported Mayor Tom Tait’s promotion of kindness at his accession to office, and I still think it is a good idea. It would be nice if it seeped into the rhetoric and behavior of certain of his supporters, which hollows out the kindness campaign.

So let us mark the denouement of the Year of Kindness with examples of unkindness from one of them. Here’s screech from Cynthia Ward, made just hours ago on Orange Juice Blog:

“yet this cold-hearted harpy is the face of the GOP in Anaheim, Kris and her flat, lifeless policy wonk speak, Gail and her arrogant “you people” telling us how misinformed we are, and that we are disrespectful because we expect them to understand THEY work for US not the other way around. Lucille Kring who sold us all a bill of goods and then turned on us, selling her soul and her vote, for repayment of campaign debt (to herself!) like that is not the ultimate example of self-dealing. All of these characters were endorsed by the GOP, and I keep waiting for the GOP to grab them by the scruff of the neck and scream, “Quit making us all look like assholes!””

On the final point, Cynthia needs no assistance from anyone.