The Danielson smear backfired on the leaker
August 12, 2008 · 10:06 AM
I read in the Aug. 6 Independent that an anonymous critic had revealed “terrible information” about Superior Court candidate Bruce Danielson (“Anonymous critic targets Danielson”).
Apparently he was sanctioned and fined for bringing a case accusing a judge of lying when he said he was a resident of Pierce County even though he had actually recently married and bought a home in Kitsap County for his new wife and himself.
Danielson was representing a person who had run for the judicial position in question and lost.
The person who sent this information to the Independent could not keep his facts in order when he claimed the fine had not been paid — a false statement.
The other two candidates, Greg Wall and Jeanette Dalton, sounded as though they wished it was something important but couldn’t figure out how to make something of it.
The important part, however, is the statement by the anonymous tipster that “the case brought by Danielson lacked any understanding of the principles that any first-year law student should know.”
I’m sure all us red-blooded American males would agree it was a frivolous case. Can you believe anyone could be so frivolous as to actually believe that a newly married man with a new home bought for the newlyweds would actually be living in it with his new bride?
Why heavens to Elizabeth no.
We all know he would be spending his nights on a boat in a marina miles away from his new bride, being rocked to sleep by the great Pacific instead of his new wife, as any sensible person would be doing.
Sure we would.
A thought for the anonymous critic: Stay anonymous.
We all know what we’re laughing about. No need to know who we are laughing at.