Vote For Change, Vote Coleen Rowley

Local activists blog for congressional candidate Coleen Rowley (D)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Coleen Rowley Right Choice In MN 2nd District

Coleen Rowley received the endorsement of the ECM editorial board. For those who don't recognize the name, they run the 'This Week' newspapers in Eagan, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Farmington, Rosemount, Savage, and Prior Lake. Because these are the local 'neighborhood' newspapers, this endorsement has a lot of standing within the communities of CD2 particularly in the South Metro.

The endorsement cited Coleen Rowley's thrift common sense when it comes to the economy:
"A self-proclaimed former Republican voter, Rowley can’t be dismissed as a liberal tax-and-spender. Her call for repeal of Bush tax cuts to the top 1 to 2 percent of income earners comes at a time when economic forces are conspiring to fatten corporate profits and further enrich the wealthy while leaving the middle class in its place. Rowley says revenue from repealing the tax cuts should be applied only to reduction of the $300 billion national deficit, not new spending."

They continue with why Rowley is a stronger voice than Kline, because Coleen Rowley will speak out, did speak out, even when unpopular:

"The recent National Intelligence Estimate confirms Rowley’s pre-war assessment, as terrorism worldwide increased more than three times from 2003 to 2005.Of course, Rowley is best known for her post-Sept. 11 documentation of how FBI headquarters personnel in Washington, D.C., mishandled information provided by the Minnesota field office on now-convicted terrorist plotter Zacarias Moussaoui. Timid, she is not. A nation thirsting for change will be better served with Coleen Rowley in Congress than with John Kline. "

Also citing "The nation’s growing polarization and disenchantment" being mirrored in CD2's campaign, they stated: "Kline offers stubborn support for a status quo that produced the deadly quagmire in Iraq and tax cuts that ballooned the federal deficit as war costs mounted."

They go on to say "His [Kine's] uncritical embrace of the Bush team’s Iraqi campaign is troubling, especially for a Marine veteran." I would assume they are referring to Kline's blind support to Bush over veterans, military personnel and common sense as well as his judgement and assessment being impaired and incorrect when it comes to both the war and it's 'stay the course' continuance with it's negative burdens regarding national security and the budget.