Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Greg, the C-J editorialists didn't interview me either... they prefer warmongers who give lip service to the working poor

From Greg Knott's letter to the C-J-- as an unendorsed candidates...

Why did The Courier-Journal not interview me before endorsing the corrupt incumbent who, like President Richard Nixon, has lost the public's trust?

Unlike the incumbent, I have not accepted tens of thousands of dollars in lobbying fees in return for $625,000 in taxpayer-funded earmarks. In fact, I am the only candidate in this race who has signed the pledge at fightwashingtoncorruption.com. The pledge includes co-sponsoring the Lobbying Reform Act which will make it illegal for any congressmen or their staffs to work for a lobbying firm without a five-year waiting period, and vice-versa.

The C-J editorialists didn't interview me in 2008 either. Apparently, talking to an economist for an hour would not have been helpful to them. Given their tin ear, it probably would have been a waste of my time too.

In this race-- and the races in which I ran-- the C-J preferred a warmonger candidate who gives lip service (and bad policies) to the working poor and middle class. Sadly, that's what often passes for a "proud liberal" these days.

2 Comments:

At October 20, 2010 at 12:51 AM , Blogger Greg said...

Sounds like we need to start running as Republicrats for the lamestream media to inform voters of our common sense solutions. At least they gave me 150 words that should give every voter reason enough to fire the corrupt career politician and former lobbyist - Baron "Pay to Play" Hill (I considered addressing him in this manor throughout the debates, but didn't want someone with obvious anger management problems to lose his cool)

 
At October 20, 2010 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Eric Schansberg said...

Thanks for running and raising these issues!

 

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