Congress (Race on District 22)
*Incumbent (REP), Congressman Clay
*Democrat (DEM), Commissioner Carol
*Independent (NPA), Engineer Juan
*Write-In (WRI), Retired
Airline Pilot Stan Smilan
INDEPENDENT (NPA - no party
affiliation).- Juan Xuna (53)
||You have probably visited many political-candidate websites.
Rarely you will find any revealing information there. Campaign
managers will warn you: The more you say, the more you
are bound to antagonize voters".
So, why should we volunteer any information that has not been requested?
The press will take care of smoking out the rats! Are they doing it?
|Juan Xuna's websites are different!
There you can find anything about me, my
family, or my views.
Just as we have to comply with financial Federal
regulations (having to release every detail of our personal finances), in
my opinion, for every qualified aspirant to public office there should be
a Federal requirement to fill out a Candidate'
Standard Questionnaire covering the majority of issues of relevance to
That way voters could become more educated on their
It would be the intelligent and fair thing to do in our
We vote for people based on looks, biased endorsements, empty
3-minute introductions, and perceptual name-recognition standards.
Often we relied very little on issue's standings, and substance. Except,
of course, for two or three issues that may affect some major voting block of
citizens in that district.
IN.- Retired United Airlines Pilot,
Stan Smilan (71)
Clay Shaw (63)
||The incumbent Republican opponent, Clay Shaw, has a very
prudish website, where basically no issues are covered. As other
incumbents -Mr. Shaw- relies on a litany of bills he signed, or not
signed. It seems there is plenty of information there.
When you look closer, the problem you notice is that
you need several analysts -working full time- to decipher where he actually
stand on issues. Why to take risks when
you already have the name recognition needed, and the support of a major
||Public servants, who have
been incumbents for many years, have octopus-like
influence-tentacles reaching all the way to their necks. Immobilizing
them. It is for that reason that -around the world- TERM
LIMITS in elective positions are becoming more prevalent.
(Click here for "Bad versus Worse")
In the USA, our Representatives are exempt from
this compulsory retirement, but it is time we do something about
it. We know that elected officials cannot function properly
serving simultaneously to both, interest groups and the best interests of their constituencies.
After 11 re-elections Clay Shaw owes favors to about every major interest
group in the nation. Just too many fundraisings!
|A few weeks ago Congressman Shaw was in
Washington, therefore his wife Emilie showed up for him. She did
very well, she is quite eloquent. Nice lady. I hope I gave
her a good impression as well, I try to divulge my views and not being
confrontational to other candidates. She emphasized that Clay
HAS TO win the election, so he can go back to Washington to "finish
the job". And I thought to myself, what
job has to be finished, when he has not started any?
I guess, it is all on the eye of the beholder!
On the picture below I am posing with Emilie Shaw
at the Juniper Farms "Meet the Candidates" event.
Beach County Commissioner Carol Roberts (66)
||My Democratic opponent, County
Commissioner Carol Roberts, is the
"mother of secrecy". For many months Carol had a
single-page website. Now the lady who got the spotlight counting
"pregnant chads" -in Election 2000- has added a few more pages, but still skips
covering most issues. On her website she includes a repertoire of
her self-judged "accomplishments" as Commissioner.
|Portrait as it appeared
||Current picture on her site
||A picture I took with her a
|What finally has changed in August of 2000 -after
I pointed it out to DEC's top brass- is her
portrait on her campaign website homepage. For many months it
displayed a Mrs. Roberts as she looked in the early 1980's. It now show a
Carol in the early 1990's. Is that misrepresentation due to
"female vanity", or is that "intentionally misleading"
on the fact that she feels those younger voters out there might prefer a
more energetic person, than a 66 year old candidate?
||<--- The press plays along, and often they
use the old picture -from the 1980's- on those articles referring to
The only issue the press has brought up
-about Carol Roberts- is the ( 866 -Rx CAROL ) phone number for info on Canadian drugs.
On the article "Queen
of the Recount" Mrs. Roberts indicates she got the idea from a 92
year old who approached her. Honestly, I think she got the hint from 53
year old Juan Xuna. FACT --->
As you can check on this
link, about six weeks
before that 866 line was made available Juan Xuna had already published
on www.Gr8St8.com (issues
coverage website "Rx Drugs" page) domain addresses of several Canadian drugstores
that were supplying cheaper Rx drugs online.
|Unless you have been living on a cave, you
probably already know that our Congress is pro-Israel.
Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon got the approval of the US Congress (
94-2 in the Senate, 352-21
in the House ) to go ahead with his bloody campaign on the Palestinians,
to the chagrin of the rest of the world. The same Israel's paid hawks are
now driving us into a conflagration with Iraq, for which the rest of the
world is not giving us their consent as yet. We are being bullish
and inconsiderate with our friends and allies.
Peter Deutsch will be reelected to the House
since he has no opponent. Robert Wexler has an opponent, but
he is a Libertarian not expected to make much fuzz. Clay
Shaw has always sided 100% with Israel, and with total
disregard for Palestinian grievances. Furthermore, Shaw enjoys
taking money from hawkish Jewish organizations. Do
you expect Carol Roberts to be more balanced on her views of the
Middle East? Come on!
I am the other choice! Juan Xuna
is a balanced, highly educated, non-religious, Spaniard-American. The
little money I have spent on my campaign came from my personal bank
account, and my credit cards.
Think about that, and
-Jewish, or Christian, or Muslim, or whatever you
are- use your common
sense! Be American: be democratic, be fair!
When clicking a button takes you to my other campaign
website ("issues detailed coverage" at www.Gr8St8.com
, please remember to come back to www.Xuna.com
by clicking the "page back" button of your browser. Thanks!
||Before you vote, please become informed
about the candidates and of their views on the different issues.
Please, do not vote just on name recognition, or
following instructions of your party as if you did not have
criteria to decide on your own.
You could visit the candidates
websites, there are many websites out there on the Internet that
will give you their domain's addresses. One of those websites (by
the League of Women Voters at www.DNET.org
) also exhibits some of the views of your candidates. You should
check it out!
On this website you would be able to read what the press
writes about Juan Xuna. Let me recommend you to read
the article ("The Xuna Xone") written
by Bob Norman from the New Times of
Broward and Palm Beach. I will also include "revealing"
articles written on the other candidates.
I suggest -for instance- that you read the Carol
Roberts exposť on New Times ("Queen of the
Recount" by Susan
Eastman). It was a five-page spread with many pictures oriented
towards helping her campaign. With Carol's bad habits, it seems to me it
is more damaging than anything else.