Thursday, August 03, 2006
Looking for these Ron?
Apparently you left them somewhere back during the primary. "I'm not going to take a position because then some people who disgree with me won't vote for me" is pure cowardice.
Since you refuse to say whether or not you will support the state spending limit measure here is a more basic question: Are you going to vote for or against it? Or are you going to tell us that you will leave that bubble blank? Are you afraid of your opinions? Do you subscribe to the "say whatever I have to in order to get elected" theory?
This was during the Oregon primary:
"At a debate Monday, candidates were asked if Oregon should stop educating children of illegal immigrants. Only Saxton said it should."
But now when we talk about the 14th amendment and challenging the practice of giving away citizenship to people who don't deserve it you are going to "look at the law."
During the "should we educate them" time many people came out and said that it was a non-issue because this had been decided by the supreme court. I said that it mattered because it showed the attitude and opinions of the candidates.
I liked that attitude then, I am very disapointed now.
Unfortunately for those of us who want a better Oregon we are stuck with you. We have to choose between putting a large rock in our backpack or putting a large and sharp rock in our backpack.
You can hope that enough of us will still carry you through election time but you can bet at the next primary we will be looking for something different.
Posted by Daniel at 4:56 PM