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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Rowley blames Kline for DeLay

--posted by Tony Garcia on 9/29/2005

Just received this e-mail from Democrat 2nd District hopeful Coleen Rowley.
You've probably heard the news by now that House Majority Leader Tom Delay has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on a felony count of criminal conspiracy for violating election laws. Here’s what you might not have heard:

In November of 2004, House Republicans voted secretly to change the long established House Ethics Rules in an attempt to protect Mr. Delay from having to step down as House Majority Leader should he ever be indicted. Despite public outrage, my opponent John Kline has not owned up to his vote on changing the rules to protect violators in powerful positions. Small wonder, given the fact Mr. Kline has accepted $30,000 in campaign funds, and a maximum of $10,000 in 2004 from Mr. Delay’s PAC. Small wonder he voted with Mr. Delay and Republican leadership 99% of the time in 2004.

The news about Mr. DeLay, taken together with how closely my opponent Mr. Kline is tied to Mr. DeLay's money machine, illustrates clearly what we're up against.

Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District deserves better than Mr. Kline.

Uh, is DeLay's PAC that gave to Kline one that is for GOP candidates?

Seriously, look at the charge that Rowley makes.
(1) Kline needs to be replaced because he votes in a similar way to Tom DeLay. Why not attack Kline's votes instead of the guilt by association? You are a lawyer, you should know better. If you want to play that game then I feel obligated to remind you of your own questionable associations.
(2) Kline needs to be replaced because of ties to an indicted DeLay. Again, the guilt by association. Worse is Rowley's philosophy that someone is guilty until proven innocent. Rowley should understand the process of the legal system. An indictment is NOT a guilty verdict.

This memo is actually more telling about Rowley's positions than one would believe. First, she has very little platform that she wants to project. She is using hyperbole.

Second, this is an indication of her understanding of the United States legal system. She is making someone (Kline) out to be unworthy (guilty) by association with another person whom she is treating as guilty before proven otherwise.

If this is the type of legal competency we are witnessing from a former lawyer imagine how bad her competency will be on issues that she has very little insight on.

Finally, Coleen, can we have your sources, please?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep in mind who R worked for. It's no surprise she believes in the presumption of guilt.

September 29, 2005  
Blogger Tony said...

Care to explain what you mean? I can only guess that you mean that because she worked for the FBI she picked that up, but I know quite a few people from her office and can say quite confidently that the presumption of guilt philosophy is not the dominant philosophy.

I posit that it is actually the philosophy of a candidate whose positions are so weak that she cannot focus on herself nor be positive. I posit further that it is a philosophy born from being in a party that is ideologically lost. They (her party) have nothing for themselves to promote. They have only opposition to everything.

September 29, 2005  
Blogger Tony said...

And since I hate anonymous posters that make baseless comments I will post the information that associates with the time of the anonymous comment.

Host Name = user-0cdvncv.cable.mindspring.com
IP Address = 24.223.221.159
Country = United States
Region = Minnesota
City = Minneapolis
ISP = Earthlink Inc

September 29, 2005  

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