Trouble in paradise?
Local softball blogger Richard Marks says he is sitting on a hot piece of info about certain anonymous bloggers and wants your opinion on whether he should come out with it already.
But his conspicuous comments both here and on his blog raise questions about his association with political operatives that helped him win a seat on the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District.
In the last few elections Matthew Owen — husband of 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass — has had the midas touch when it comes to getting people elected. Even vastly unqualified one-issue puppets have been propelled into office with his help.
Marks and the Owen/Bass team have been tight over the last few years, running campaigns together, putting out identical campaign materials with misinformation to fool progressive voters. Their bond seemed unbreakable.
Owen has long pulled his hair out over who runs the Humboldt Herald. And Owen’s hero Rob Arkley is clearly fishing for information on the Herald with a public records request to the county.
So why is Marks keeping this secret close to his chest? The issue, according to him, is money. He wants some, and not just a little.
Are his (former?) friends too cheap to pay? Why wouldn’t he share it with them for free after all they have done for him? Why, Richard, why?