I recently added a link to the Arizona Daily Star’s forums to my right sidebar. I think that such a place could be a useful for community discussion of important public issues, and some candidates for public office are posting there regularly. I chose to recieve daily updates of new forum postings, and one of the posts which caught my attention was one by CD 8 Democratic candidate Dwight Leister.
I certainly agree with his underlying premise – that money is corrupting our political values – but I suspect that Dwight may be taking the give and take of politics rather too personally. Certainly, he needs to focus on things like grammar when addressing the public in an open forum. I haven’t met him personally, so I am not going to form any firm opinion of him based only on a forum posting, and I urge you not to do so either. But I will say that Mr. Leister needs to be concerned to present an air professionalism that does credit to what I am sure is an earnest and informed desire to serve the public welfare.
Oh, and if you are going to call Gabby Giffords a political whore who is frolicking on a bed of special interest money, just come out and say it Dwight; it serves no one to thinly veil one’s imprecations under a barely plausible veneer of deniability. After the jump, Dwight’s post without editing:
Campaign Finance Reform;that gets "BIG BUSSINESS," out of POLITICS!,
Its our turn to NOT ELECT BIG BUSSINESS advocates who "CLOAK"
As a Candidate for Congress in Arizona's 8th District ,and a supporter of UNION
JOBS;INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO$8.50 PER HOUR; and WORKERS RIGHTS for
AMERICAN WORKERS who follow the RULE OF LAW;not Mexican Nationals supported by a
Mexican Congressman who called me an "ANGLO SAXON MALE," who advises the
Governor on Border Security that is an "Insult to The Mexican People!"
Campaign Finance Reform is long overdue,and I see it turning our whole
electorial system up-side down. Senator McCain and Finegold who's Campaign
Finance Reform Bill has made the situation worse not better,as you now see
(1)ONE Candidate running for Congress in Arizona's 8th District raising $250,000
dollars in less than (1) One Month,and my Campaign focused on raising $260,000
for the 2006 election cycle;www.dwightleister4congress2006.com.T.Mae
Leister:First Vice Treasurer.
This Candidate is a Friend of "BIG BUSINESS," and owned a BIG Business,although
you would never know it as she speaks of Union Jobs and Raising the Minimum wage
as I do and have done since BEFORE SHE WAS BORN!
I am a member of The AFL-CIO United Food and Commercial Workers Union and was
its Secretary and a Union Steward and walked the picket lines in Arizona on
Strike for Wages SURPRESSED BY ILLEGAL MEXICAN"S who pulled down Arizona's wage
scale by supplying Employeers with CHEAP MEXICAN LABOR who were paid UNDER THE
TABLE AVOIDING PAYING TAXES TO THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS!
NOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO LET 10 MILLION OF THESE FELONS GET AWAY WITH LIVING IN
THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY AND GIVE THEM CITIZENSHIP?
It is time that "WE THE PEOPLE," not WE THE CONGRESS or I THE PRESIDENT "RETURN
THIS COUNTRY BACK TO THE PEOPLE THAT FOUNDED IT AND INTENDED IT TO BE;GOVERNED
BY THE PEOPLE NOT A SENATOR IN OFFICE 60 YEARS or a SUPREME COURT THAT PLAYS
CARD GAMES TO AMUSE ITSELF!
We all need to "GET THIS ELECTION CYCLE RIGHT";IT IS VERY SIMPLE :JUST VOTE
"AGAINST" EVERY INCUMBENT,as this Congressional District 8 incumbent has chosen
not to seek re-election,a very wise move,but we do not want to replace him with
ANOTHER INCUMBENT who just left the State Legislature with a POCKET BOOK FULL OF
CAMPAIGN PLEDGES AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PLEDGED MONEY FROM "BIG BUSSINESS
THERE IS ANOTHER CHOICE;ITS OUR CHOICE;"WE THE PEOPLE" SAY" ITS OUR JOB FROM
Dwight D. Leister:Chair
T.Mae Leister:First Vice Treasurer