Bagley

Sunday, February 12, 2012 – 02:00 p.m.

So former TwentyNine Palms City Councilman Jim Bagley is running for county supervisor.

Yes, Bagley has decided he can win a seat on the county board since his residence now sits in the Third District instead of the First.

Not really.

Bagley, a three-time loser, has been cajoled into trying to pry away votes from incumbent Neil Derry in an effort to aide San Manuel casino boss James Ramos.

Bagley, a political ally of ousted supe Dennis Hansberger, lost a bid for appointment to the county board back in 2007,.

and was later ousted from the TwentyNine Palms city council.

He even lost a follow-up city council run.

That’s right! A man who can’t even win a city council race in his hometown thinks he can garner a seat on the Board of Supervisors.

Can one say ‘Laugh out Loud’?

Bagley merely adds to the background noise of bottom tier candidates.

Bagley joins Redlands resident Ken Hunter, and Colton resident Robert Wilson, who have also pulled nomination papers.

Afterall Bagley is washed-up in politics and he’s intelligent enough to know as much.

But then again, Ramos needs all the help he can get.

First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt showed back in 2008 that flooding a field with a bunch of nobody’s has very little impact on a race with a well-known incumbent.

State Assemblyman Paul Cook, who recently switched from challenging Derry to running in the open 8th Congressional District, would likely have caused a runoff between himself and Derry.

It’ll be interesting to see if anyone pony’s up the $10k needed to get on the ballot and in the ballot statement pamphlet and, if so, who donates it.

None of these men will use their own dough.

I would suspect Bagley’s seat on the county airports commission will be short-lived since he now serves at the pleasure of Derry.

This is definitely entertainment.