…. SUPERVISOR BOB BUSTER
Since Wildomar Mayor Ben Benoit cannot pass up an opportunity to offer up a quote to local reporters, he will once again festoon Page One of Wildomar Magazine.
In his latest episode, Benoit taps into his many years of experience as a political pundit to offer an odd critique on the record of incumbent Riverside County Supervisor Bob Buster.
According to today’s Press-Enterprise, the following:
“Wildomar Mayor Ben Benoit, who endorsed Jeffries, said a lot of people in his community “have felt that Bob Buster has been there for a long time and has done some great things. But (he) has been leaning in the last few years … more Riverside-centric.”
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From Day One as Wildomar’s Mayor, Benoit has himself been “Riverside-centric.”
For example, if you recall, in his very first action as Mayor, Benoit requested that the Wildomar City Council issue a declaration in support of a Riverside County-based Committee on “human trafficking.”
I don’t recall any particular issue within the confines of Wildomar relating to human trafficking.
For another example, whenever Benoit currently speaks in support of public safety in Wildomar, he never refers to the restoration of funding for the Wildomar Police Department, but rather, declares his support for the “Sheriff”s Department,” which is patently “Riverside-centric.”
Apparently, there is someone outside of Wildomar that Benoit is trying to impress.
Unfortunately for Benoit, with his personal choice of Kevin Jeffries as Buster’s replacement, Benoit inadvertently admits to the superior service of Supervisor Buster on behalf of his continuous support for Wildomar.
Again, quoting Benoit, “Bob Buster has been there for a long time and has done some great things.” (That normally qualifies as a favorable endorsement of a successful politician).
Note to Benoit and his cronies. When an honorable public servant such as Buster, “has done some great things,” they tend to be re-elected for repeated terms in office for obvious reasons.
To quote an old proverb, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
In my opinion, Buster has actually been “Wildomar-centric.”
When the City of Wildomar incorporated into 2008, Supervisor Buster thoughtfully relocated his District Field Office from Lake Elsinore to Wildomar.
He didn’t have to do so, but I presume that he wanted to show his support for our new city.
Kevin Jeffries, on the other hand, currently maintains an office in Murrieta, which I suppose, using Benoit’s political metric, would suggest that Jeffries “leans” towards being “Murrieta-centric.”
Don’t you find it curious, Dear Reader, that out of all of the local politicos in the area, including other mayors, that the Press Enterprise reporter would seek out Ben Benoit for a quote? (Notice, if you will, that Benoit is even being mocked by the Press-Enterprise editor, by using Benoit’s term, “RIVERSIDE-CENTRIC?“ as a “pull quote.”)
I just hope, as the publisher of a satirical online magazine, that Benoit never catches on.
He is, after all, the political gift that “keeps on giving.”
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