Sunday, November 1, 2009

Here Piggy!

Prof. Jacobson has an interesting take on Scozzafava's endorsement of Democrat Owens rather than Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman-it's all about the pork:

Scozafava's endorsement of Democrat Owens certainly was based on hurt feelings, but she justified it by focusing on who could bring home the federal pork to the district:

It’s not in the cards for me to be your representative, but I strongly believe Bill is the only candidate who can build upon John McHugh's lasting legacy in the U.S. Congress. John and I worked together on the expansion of Fort Drum and I know how important that base is to the economy of this region. I am confident that Bill will be able to provide the leadership and continuity of support to Drum Country just as John did during his tenure in Congress.

Jacobson continues:

It's Doug Hoffman and the philosophy of fiscal responsibility, versus Bill Owens and the John Murtha philosophy of pork-barrel politics. And with Joe Biden riding into town on Monday, Obama's big government, let someone else pay for me, policies will be put to a test.

The party lines have been blurred but not the issue. Country before pork, or pork before country? I hope the people of NY-23 choose country. We'll see.

Scozzafava definitely is a woman with an agenda and her shout out to Fort Drum may have simply been a way for her to throw her weight towards Owens without mentioning that she is also pro-abortion, pro card check, pro tax and spend and not the "moderate" that sucker punched the NRCC and the RNC. Either way, flipping on "her party" (suppressed giggle) can be summed up with a snark filled "classy."

Momma always said you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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