I’ve been thinking about how I felt when Kathleen Shaffer's supporters railed against me for speaking my mind because I didn’t live downtown, or I wasn’t born here. Only to find out that Shaffer herself is a transplant too – what? 6 years? When did she move here? Not long ago, right?
Then the thought crossed my mind; what if she was a plant? What if CVS does this all across America for their long range plan?
My conspiracy theory self started blinking too quickly. My heart started pounding. I got out of bed and started to pace. I had to pee. I used it as an excuse to pour myself a drink.
But, the more I thought about it, the more it seemed a possibility; CVS/Armstrong enlists the services of individuals who can move about the country to towns they have no connection to. They get them into the City Council, have them volunteer in high profile situations, align themselves with groups like the Rotary and place their spouses on the planning commissions.
My stomach was turning.
Then, in front of all these newly found supporters, this so-called individual introduces the Armstrong Development rep who then promises that their project will be an “all Rotary Club project". Everyone in this otherwise stellar organization will have their pockets lined from building a CVS in the spot Armstrong deems the perfect place to devastate a local economy.
Oi vey! My mind was reeling. Alright. Calm down. Where's my glass?
As of this posting, we still don’t have the results in. What we do know is that there seems to be a majority on the council that has Sebastopol’s best interest in mind. But vigilance would certainly suit us well.