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concernedcitizen77

As I look at the photo of "The Susan" and Silberman, I chuckle. I got to know Susan in the late 70's when she was selling advertising in a start-up weekly newspaper in Del Mar which was owned by her then-boyfriend. At that time she was cute, lively, and obviously bright. A decade later when she was holding hands with Dastardly Dick in front of the courthouse, she had gained mucho weight, and the shoulder-padded coat (1980's fashion that has mercifully passed from the scene) and certainly didn't look happy. Rather than hold his hand for a photo, I'd think she would have liked to have her hands around his throat. But the local media and power structure gave her a pass on the matter, without being sure of what she knew and didn't know. Silberman spent a mint getting her elected to the board of supervisors, and many who claimed to know him said that he was trying to recoup his wealth by laundering money. Despite the fallout that would usually result, she managed to win two terms as mayor, and made a mess of many things in the city.

June 3, 2018

Visduh: Yes, the local media gave her a pass on the Silberman money laundering matter. There's more: Navarro probably lost his mayoral run against her when he started talking in ads about her being married to a money launderer. As I recall, he mentioned it in a debate, or some meeting where they were together. She cried (whether faux tears or not.) That may have been the event that turned the election to her. Best, Don Bauder

June 3, 2018

Navarro might have been far better off to stay above the fray. (And let someone else remind the voters about Silberman.) It was a big scandal, and somehow, not a splash of mud landed on her.

June 3, 2018
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