I was a writer long before I was married and I am still, first and foremost still a writer.
My stories- the fiction, the non-fiction, the poems and even my photographs are all based in part on my own life experiences. I have been putting the bulk of my work consistently on line since the late 90’s and by doing that became a public figure long before Luis became an elected official.
My life is literally an open book and for the most part I’ve written that book. Additional chapters were written by others and that was okay in my world. To another degree I’ve also come to understand that stories take on a life of their own.
Stories are powerful and dangerous tools
A few years ago a story was created with the singular purpose to destroy the life and political career of a good man in order to install a man named Guy Palumbo with zero verifiable experience, zero character into Office.
Why? Because Guy Palumbo’s campaign was funded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and the Washington State Democratic party wanted a taste of that Amazon money in their campaign coffers.
It’s called ‘surplusing’ and if Palumbo thinks that he was ‘preferred’ because of his political savvy he is as naive as the individuals in the First LD who chased Palumbo down the rabbit hole.
The link to how the story that was created to not only destroy Luis’ career- but to tarnish our sons lives as well follows at this close.
This story is a sobering reminder that you can bury the truth, you can spin the truth but the will out.
UPDATE: THE SNO-CO REPORTER- WHO RAN GUY PALUMBO’S HIT PIECE ON FMR. REP LUIS MOSCOSO ( WHICH WAS PASSED ALONG DIRECTLY BY HIS CAMPAIGN AS WELL AS THROUGH THE FIRST LD CHAIR – THEN THE CURRENT CHAIR AND FORMER CHAIR) HAS RETRACTED THEIR STORY. THE UPDATE TO IT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Before he even FINISHED his first term Guy Palumbo did a Sarah Palin on the Democrats and resigned in order to- wait for it- become a Lobbyist for Amazon. Big Surprise, right?
Wow First Legislative Democrats- you backed a winner here because not only did he do a runner on you ” Uber Progressives ” in the Party, his first gig was to try to unseat a Democrat in King County.
Guess he thought they’d be as easy pickings as you were.
I have documented ( look for links at the end of this story ) the smear campaign against Former Representative Luis Moscoso and our family that Guy Palumbo used to get himself a seat in Olympia.
Two years ago Guy Palumbo kited into the Washington State Senate with a boat load of Amazon Cash and bought himself a seat in Olympia.
Palumbo didn’t run a campaign per se- Guy Palumbo ran a smear campaign based on stereotypes and two of his most vocal campaign spokesmen- one of who was at the time the LD Chair and the second was a Former LD Chair -blew hard on each and every dog whistle Palumbo handed them.
However, I will give him credit- Palumbo is a multi tasker- he didn’t seek to destroy only Luis’s career and legacy. For his own warped and twisted reasons he tried to do that to me and Luis’s sons too.
He managed to cast a shadow over our sons- I can only guess I was left out of the narrative because when I first met Palumbo after his first ill fated run at a Democratic seat I almost made him cry.
I’m not kidding.
Our Legislative District held a dinner at a local restaurant to go over the recent election wins and one of the attendees was Guy Palumbo who until that night had never attended any First LD functions or meetings.
On to the tears.
They weren’t happy tears- Palumbo was angry and frustrated and he blamed Luis for his loss and DEMANDED Luis call him. I was under the impression from Palumbo that I was obligated by Palumbo because of this loss to get Luis to show him both honor and respect.
I’m still puzzled by Palumbo’s behavior that night.
Fast forward a few years later and on an old Facebook Post I came across a comment recently left by a journalist recently- who ran this story for Palumbo- in fact his campaign spokesman provided people with the link to the story she wrote on an ” unofficial ” LD Facebook Page.
Here’s the post from my face book post from two years ago- below is Brandia’s comment from just a few days ago
From this point on my writer’s sensibility tells me that this is Brandia’s story to tell. I respect that process and I will not be adding to her narrative. :::UPDATE::: Brandia’s story in the SNO-CO REPORTER STORY CAN BE FOUND HERE
To be clear here- the only person have ever held responsible for the attack on my family was Guy Palumbo and the Democratic Party and it’s leadership who allowed him to do what he did.
So I will wait, with the rest of you to see where Brandia’s story takes her.
In the mean time I suggest Guy Palumbo remember that we do indeed reap what we sow and Guy Palumbo has planted a terrifying crop for himself.
:::UPDATE::: SNO-CO REPORTER STORY CAN BE FOUND HERE
Guy Palumbo IS a charter school funded candidate- and what he will HAVE to do to the families ( like Mindie’s and a lot of my other friends with children in our Public Schools and our Teachers ) to show his ‘gratitude’ for receiving this massive amount of funding to his campaign will be devastating to our community.
Raising our taxes and shipping our funds to Olympia will only be the beginning of what Palumbo will have to do to ‘work off’ his campaign ‘contributions’ from the groups who wrote him checks.
It’s a fact, Charter Schools have put a massive down payment on Guy Palumbo and we in the First Legislative District must not allow ourselves to be responsible for paying off the balance.
Just because he is running as a Democrat ( Guy Palumbo as everything except for Dog Catcher and maybe the Ice Cream Man ) does not mean he is