Saturday, November 04, 2006

Oh say can you see?

The Poughkeepsie Journal says of Sweeney:

he's not above admitting mistakes

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - good one. I think must have been a typo. It should have said, he's not above making mistakes. Lots of them.

Gillibrand has criticized Sweeney for some lobbying and fundraising trips. Sweeney counters he hasn't done anything illegal ...

Actually, his trip to the Marianas Islands with Abramoff's right hand man was not correctly reported according to house ethics rules. That makes it illegal. His financial records have been pulled by the Department of Justice which suggests that he has done a lot that is illegal. And there is sworn testimony on the Congressional Winter Challenge that says Sweeney violated house ethics rules when he drew up the guest list for the event. He should know better and when something is wrong, he shouldn't be doing it in the first place. In another endorsement that relies on GOP talking points against Gillibrand as they suggest:

despite his blemished voting record (link)

that Sweeney "deserves" re-election. We beg to differ. We think that the voters disagree with the two papers (the bozos editors at the Saratogian are also blind to reality) that came out with apologetic endorsements today suggesting that we stay the course with Sweeney for a few scraps of pork in our trough. Sweeney had no elected office experience when he ran. Sweeney moved to the district from elsewhere. Sweeney is wrong about the dredging, his stance has stilted our economy. Hosting the nation's largest superfund site will be an immediate economic boost for the district from the moment it is finally begun. A clean river will continue to grow our economy for generations to come. Sweeney has lied to us repeatedly, he has sold us out for his campaign doughners. He has not proven that he deserves to represent the people of this district. Sweeney's had 8 years to figure out what he's doing in congress. And he doesn't get it. We are headed in the wrong direction. We are bogged down in Iraq, we are not creating enough new jobs, big oil and the drug companies are writing our laws, this is the most corrupt congress in history.

If you don't change the direction you are going, you wind up where you are headed. Kirsten Gillibrand is the best candidate in the race.


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