On , wrote:
[Sue] Myrick is an experienced, conservative lawmaker... We disagree with her on many issues, from energy policy to immigration. We especially deplore her grandstanding on illegal immigrants in a way that plays to fears and inflames emotions. Yet she has been effective at helping to secure federal support for urban needs such as Charlotte's mass transit.
[Harry] Taylor is best known as the person who called outon the during a Charlotte visit. He is enthusiastic, sincere and principled, the kind of person who ought to step up to serve in elected office. He knows issues and offers well-thought-out, open-minded positions, particularly on and energy policy. He expresses a strong desire for compromise that will move government and the nation beyond petty divisions.
So it's obvious that the Observer would endorse Harry Taylor? Wrong! After writing this, The Charlotte Observer still endorsedbecause she brought home the bacon from Washington. So it's OK to send unprincipled people who we disagree with to Washington to represent us if they can feed our wallets? That's the kind of thinking that's making a mockery of our democracy. We deserve better than that.
Posted By Marc to Marc's Musing at 10/17/2008 10:38:00 AM