Monday, June 19, 2006

TU Story on Sweeney's Health

Yesterday's Times Union had a story on Sweeney's smoking habit. John Sweeney (R NY) has been urged to quit smoking due to his health. The report suggests that Sweeney is in denial about his smoking habit. The reporter sees Sweeney smoking two days in a row, and says:

Sweeney, whose clothes reek of cigarette smoke, insisted he is not smoking and then said he is trying to quit by linking cigarettes in his mind with his recurring headaches.

"I think I can do it," Sweeney said. "I'm mentally prepared."

He's more like Bush all the time. Deny me a river.

The Republican talking points on the GOP poll found their way into the article with the claim that Sweeney leads Gillibrand which ignores the large percentage of voters who are up for grabs.

No mention of the fact that most people who know of Gillibrand like her or that she is still unknown by most voters.

No mention of the 67% of the people who think that the US is headed in the wrong direction, which indicates that a lot of the people who currently support Sweeney can be persuaded to hold him accountable and to elect someone new to turn the country around.


Blogger fed up in upstate said...

It really is amazing how, throughout the piece, Sweeney is constantly blaming others for his own behavior, how he's denying it entirely.

He says, for example, that someone else gave him the smoke, or implores the press not to tell his wife he's smoking.

Then he deceitfully says he 'knows nothing' about Kirsten Gillibrand.

It's all about character, or at least that's what we used to hear from the wingers in the past. Now it's always someone else's fault.

11:25 AM  

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