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Elections 2010: Assembly candidate Yoriko Kishimoto is living the dream

Original post made on May 5, 2010

Of the three Democrats running for Ira Ruskin's seat in the 21st Assembly District, Yoriko Kishimoto is the only one who can boast of being a "proven futurist." It's been more than two decades since Ms. Kishimoto co-wrote the book "The Third Century," which predicted that America's entrepreneurial spirit, democratic system and tendency to attract the best foreign talent would give the nation a major long-term advantage over Europe and Japan. These days, she is struck by how many of the prophesies in the book came true.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 1:21 PM

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Posted by Rob Tanner
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm

" She recalls that when she joined the City Council, the body was also dysfunctional and polarized. She takes some credit for the growing spirit of cooperation and cites herself and former Mayor Bern Beecham as the two council members who were willing to cross the proverbial aisle and build constructive relationships."

What a load of garbage!

Yoriko the lightweight was nothing if not polarizing, with her "no growth" NIMBY stances and lack of understanding of local politics. If she was such an effective leader and built constructive relationships, then we should take a look at all of her former colleagues who have chosen to endorse her...oh wait, where are they? The ones who are most highly respected and have real track records of achievement (former mayor Judy Kleinberg, for example) are endorsing Yoriko's competitor, Josh Becker.

Thank goodness we have someone of real experience and leadership running for this seat and won't be subjected to Yoriko's headline-hogging nonsense much longer.


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