I do have an insider friend in the Ballard campaign though who sent me the Ballard five year re-election blueprint developed shortly after the 2007 election victory.
2008 - Raise taxes/fees. Alienate supporters who helped Ballard get elected running as outsider and anti-tax candidate. Scrap campaign promise of more ethical city government.
2009 - Travel the world on junkets. Take advantage of free country club memberships, free sporting events tickets and other "perks" of office. Raise money from contractors wanting to do business with the city.
2010 - Borrow from the next generation to raise big pile of money to spend going into 2011 election. Raise more taxes/fees. Shake down more city contractors for contributions. Pass out taxpayer money to Simons and other "needy" billionaires.
2011 - Spend, spend, spend. Pause to raise more political contributions from contractors. Spend, spend, spend. Pause to take bike ride on new city bike lanes. Spend, spend, spend.
2012 - Take job as head of American Legion after crushing defeat.