Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Eric Z on the wind beneath Tinklenberg's wings...or positions

The head in the sand edition...

If we bury our heads in the sand, this will all go away...

Eric Z posts at Developers are Crabgrass.

There is a speech on YouTube of Tinklenberg saying he wants to be on the transportation committee. He is a transportation lobbyist. I just don't see what is ethical about that. On top of that, he's not federally registered. He is pushing taconite on roads which may contain dangerous asbestos, but hasn't been thoroughly tested.

And also. he's pro-life AND he supports Roe v. Wade (and government funded abortions.)

He supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions, AND he supports same sex civil partnerships with full benefits (and government paid for sexual reassignment)

He lobbies federal officials AND he's not a federal lobbyist.He said he is not going to run AND he is running.

He is pro-gun AND pro-gun control.

He is running for federal office because the bridge fell AND the problem is at the state level, not the federal level, and he was part of that problem with tax rebates and cutting license tab fees and sending turning away federal funds.

I probably agree with him on many issues, when he is consistent. I just don't know how to evaluate him.

Let's not forget, he was for the war in Iraq before he was against it as well.

In Buffalo at the SD 19 meeting on 12/16/07, Elwyn started his speech by saying "You know me..."

Actually, we don't. We ought to by now, but in reality, we really don't. Watching someone who evolves their positions on key issues so many times, it's hard to know where they really stand.

Who's pulling the puppet strings here? The DCCC? The party? Labor?

Perhaps I'll get Bluewoman and I to use our rebate checks to get a flat screen HD TV. Surely then we'll be able to see the puppet strings!

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