How Mayor Samuel Rick-Rolled Monte on “Free Wi Fi”


Remember “free Wi Fi” in downtown Montesano? That toe-tappin’ chart topper was #1 on the Vini Campaign Hit Parade. Now that some details are out, the lyrics are sounding a lot like Never Gonna Give You Up – Unless You’re An Out of Town Campaign Donor.

In her sneering column of April 21, Mayor Samuel writes, “I’ve also heard fears from three auto businesses that letting Five Star advertise will somehow hurt their local business.”

Like that’s not patronizing or anything.

Imagine. Local businesses feeling “RickRolled” on the deal. But don’t take my word for it. Read what they have to say yourself. In their own words. En toto.

Glick Letter to Mayor Page 1 (Dated April 12, 2016)

Glick Letter to Mayor Page 2


123 Pioneer Ave W, Montesano, WA 98563
(866) 563-4436


Carlson Letter to Mayor (No date specified. Stamped “Received” April 14.)


301 E Wynooche Ave, Montesano, WA 98563

(360) 249-5432


 Frye Letter to Mayor (Dated April 12)

Frye Letter to Mayor Page 2

Frye Letter to Mayor Page 3


419 S. 1st St.
Montesano, Wa 98563
(360) 470-4749
20 S 1st St, Montesano, WA 98563
(360) 249-4463

Just for fun…

Stinging from recent criticism of her “big focus when I ran for mayor,” the mayor is attempting a furious defense. In a thin comparison that doesn’t pass the straight-face test, she equates Rich Hartman’s “exclusive sponsor agreement” to business sponsorship of youth sports: “This weekend, we were just at three soccer games at the high school, and when you look out across the field, you see all kinds of advertising from businesses that sponsor our kids. The baseball fields have them as well.”  And so on.

Youth sports sponsorship is the same as an exclusive sponsorship of the mayor’s pet project? Seriously?

How many of those youth sports biz sponsors donated to her campaign and were then generous” enough to “offer(ed) to pay the entire bill to set up free Wi Fi (sic), and pay for the maintenance for the first year”?

All together now:

Never gonna give you up,

Never gonna let you down

Never gonna run around and desert you…

Never gonna tell a lie…

We know the game and we’re gonna play it…