Rodstrom's Web Site boo boo !

     When a Dean Trantalis supporter was looking through Charlotte Rodstroms' campaign web site, he saw something that looked strangely familiar.

     He was on Rodstroms' Campaign Home Page, then clicked on the tab - About.

     There was a brief description there about Rodstrom  .....



                                          Charlotte Rodstrom

      ..... is a long-time legal activist and our Former Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner. He has been a tireless advocate for preserving the integrity of our neighborhoods, and she has shown balance and vision in pursuing the growth of our city.

Charlotte is the leader we need and is dedicated to working alongside neighbors and city officials as we carve out a new direction for our community. 

     The problem was - he realized the Rodstrom description he was reading on her web site had been taken verbatim from a description of Trantalis, that Trantalis had used in ads he had placed in neighborhood newsletters for the January primary!

     The Trantalis campaign sent out the Rodstrom flub, showing that Rodstrom had picked up the Trantalis copy word for word from his earlier flyer, and had not even changed the gender !


     Trantalis finds it all a bit amusing.  "I guess plagiarism is the best form of flattery", he said.


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  • 1/28/2013 11:04 AM Mary Pat Rhodes wrote:
    Ha ha ha .  Will a payment to Dean's campaign advisor be made in the next report? Char has no orginality! Ha ha Need anymore be said? Ha ha ha Thanks, I needed a good laugh!!!
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  • 1/28/2013 12:37 PM Charlie Deana wrote:
    Ever wonder why Charlotte does not show up at most events Dean does?

    Maybe campaign copy's not all they have in common.
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  • 1/28/2013 1:28 PM Marge wrote:
    Fire that copywriter!!! Too funny. Dean's comments show he is a gentleman.
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  • 1/28/2013 1:42 PM Somthing to think about wrote:
    Has anybody actually ever seen them together?
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  • 1/28/2013 2:01 PM Mary Beth wrote:
    I am reconsidering my support of Charlotte.
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  • 1/28/2013 3:21 PM ANN wrote:
    Perhaps Charlotte is going after the transgender vote???
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  • 1/28/2013 4:27 PM City Activist Robert Walsh wrote:
    Who was this person who discovered this. One would ask hmmm? If this is the best that some of you can do, well lets roll.Also if you really examine the flyer etc, they are not exact as some of you claim. Desperate people will do desperate things . Besides I don't see Charlotte Rodstrom supporting 'didlers" as is the case w/ loverboy.Boy Dean I am been hearing your making the rounds lately. This party, that party. Oh he is exploiting this run for all its worth(and all the tail he can get in the process. So we will see? How about a debate 'Tim Smith" that you sponsor say at the Safety bldg. Where Charlotte ha s her crime meeting.Or outside @ the Annie Bech house(i'll bring Molly)
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    1. 1/28/2013 5:27 PM Sam wrote:
      A debate would be great,if you can get your girl to attend it for more than 5 minutes before running out the door, like at the last beach sponsored one...As for the venue, the "safety bldg" is the place Charlotte had her so-called crime meetings,most times not attending, and when she did,she carried on side conversations so loudly that it was difficult to hear what the Officers were saying-look at the crime stats in her District Robert-you'll she that the "crime" meetings did no good for her reputation,as crime has gone up the whole time she's been in office.. Perhaps she ought to re-think that tough-on-crime commercial this time, cause where I live, folks aren"t buying it! District II needs a new leader with fresh ideas that work,and Charlotte has only one term left if she gets re-elected- what"s her incentive to do great job????
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    2. 1/28/2013 5:38 PM Tim Smith wrote:
      Robert .....

      I will definitely sponsor a debate between Rodstrom and Trantalis if we can get them both to agree ... The Annie Beck House would be a great venue ... the two of them on the porch, the attendees out on the lawn.... I tried to get the 13th Street Alliance interested in that, but they weren't interested..... tell you what, you get Rodstrom to agree, I'll do the rest! ...Tim
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  • 1/28/2013 9:48 PM just one vote wrote:
    as if any one cares? just a few hundred that read. in the whole county.
    if charlotte gets the base to turn out she will be re-re-relected. no voter cares about the lack of QA/QC on campaign material as no law was broken. 10% of district 2 will vote on march 12!
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  • 1/29/2013 10:42 AM Lester Zalewski wrote:
    The public forms for our local candidates need to be reconsidered. The three minute answer form that is a standard leads to cliche statements.
    PS about 7% will vote in this election leaving the other 93% disenfranchised. I urge the new commissioner to represent the whole district.
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  • 1/29/2013 3:02 PM City Activist Robert Walsh wrote:
    I think it is in the best interest for both canidates to paticipate in this "last debate". Disagree that these debates are a waste of time. Also Mr.Zalweski and Mr.Black your votes(you got)play now a very pivotal role in this race. So much for some of you crapping all over Lester(he now plays a key role(I would want his 7o something votes, Chuck like wise. As far as the debate lets bring it up @ the pre-agenda meeting Tim(Feb.4) and hopefully Dean and Charlotte will show up, and we can iron out the details. As far as no one reading these blogs ,-think again. Your on a roll Tim Smith(good for you)....
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