In Their Own Words
Candidates prove some things should be left unsaid.
Thursday, November 2, 2000
--Airport district board candidate Robert Pack, when asked by the Weekly when he could come in for an endorsement interview.
"I''ll tell you that in the interview."
--Same candidate, asked by the Weekly how he plans to serve on the airport board if he is so busy.
"No, I''m not familiar with Cisco Systems."
--Salinas council candidate Alice Moe
"I''ll call those Mexican people ''Americans'' once they can come up to me and speak English."
--Same candidate, when challenged on her use of the term ''Mexican'' instead of ''Mexican-American.''
"Well, I don''t know what I should call people. When I was young, we called them coloreds, then it was negros. Now all of a sudden they want to be called blacks?"
"Char! Be quiet! I''m in an interview."
--27th District Assembly candidate Chuck "Less Pork" Carter to wife Charlene, upon hearing her talkingin the lobby of the Weekly.
"They''re going on the basis that they''re in Tijuana."
--Pebble Beach resident Ted Hunter on Pebble Beach Company''s plan to change land use zoning in order to build 173 new hotel units.
"There was no real emergency to get it done."
--Monterey City Councilmember Theresa Canepa explaining the city''s failure to complete a coastal plan in compliance with the Coastal Act of 1976.
"We had a congressman, Leon Panetta, for 16 years. I didn''t hear anyone crying we should get rid of him."
--Monterey Mayor Dan Albert in defense of his running for eighth term as mayor.