Yesterday, a blog by Whatcom County councilman Carl Weimer was posted exposing roads being built on Cherry Point wetlands without permits. In the blog Carl stated he was advised to have the appearance of neutrality with regards to the SSA project, so as to not be considered biased in future legal deliberations and decisions.http://carlvotes.blogspot.com/2011/07/cherry-point-full-disclosure.... Doug Ericksen has thrown caution to the wind and is definitely waving the coal train flag. The other three county executive candidates have all expressed concerns over this project while maintaining the appearance of neutrality.http://whatcomforum.blogspot.com/2011/07/video-county-exec-candidat... If you are against the Peabody/SSA coal train terminal, please consider “who’s on third“? The top two candidates move on to the general election. The conservatives religiously turn out the vote in Whatcom County elections, so the question is this: if Doug Ericksen takes position one or two in the primary “who’s on third”? Tom Anderson was the first to get in the race and therefore has been in the race the longest, but his campaign has yet to gain traction i.e. he’s fourth in a four man race. Albeit the darling of the TW site, Tom is not positioned to win. ( not even third place ) Transition Whatcom is supposed to be about Climate Change and Peak Oil, not nepotism nor ignoring the political realities at hand. If you are against the Peabody/SSA coal train project, David Stalheim may be someone you will want to consider for the position of Whatcom County Executive. Like David Macleod, I have refrained until recently to share my political points of view to Transition Whatcom ( normally I save that for Facebook ) I have however witnessed Tom’s various campaign announcements and solicitations on this site and therefore feel alternative view points are not out of place. Global Climate change is the bottom line issue and if there is something to be done it will be important to consider “who’s on third”?