Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Melange

On Monday, a group of CA-11 voters visited Rep. Richard Pombo’s (R-Tracy) “Traveling Help Desk” in Morgan Hill. They were looking for Pombo’s help in getting some answers regarding his alleged record of ethical lapses, but Pombo’s district staff refused to assist them.

“We came here to try to get some help from Congressman Pombo’s ‘Traveling Help Desk’, but his staffers made us wait and wouldn’t help us,” said Swanee Edwards, a resident of Morgan Hill. “If Congressman Pombo’s ‘Traveling Help Desk’ can’t even help satisfy his constituents’ curiosity about floating allegations about his unethical conducts, then what good is it for except self-promotion at the cost of taxpayers?”
Meanwhile, Matt over at The Great Society wrote about Wednesday’s press conference announcing that the costs for the Iraq War to CA-11 alone totalled $974 million.

Yesterday in San Ramon, the report was delivered to Pombo’s local office and a press conference was held in Central Park.
Pombo reiterated his stance that pulling out from the war in Iraq currently would not be a good decision.

The men and women of our Armed Services have performed exceptionally in Iraq and I will continue to support them as they complete their mission, he said in a statement. Withdrawing prematurely from Iraq would be a disaster. [emphasis added]
As opposed to the glorious success it has been under the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld cabal?

No weapons of mass destruction found. No working relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda. Bush is contemplating a return to dictatorial rule in Iraq as a solution. U.S. armed forces bogged down in an all-out sectarian civil war.

Explain to me where a disaster doesn’t already exist.

So what are you going to do to make things better? Well, this weekend, the Jerry McNerney campaign has a full schedule of precinct walking and phone banking. If you want to volunteer, they’re always happy to find a task that will suit you.

Or, if you would rather just drink and donate money, there will be a “Green Drinks With McNerney” fundraiser held in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 5, from 5:30-7:00 at Varnish Fine Art, 77 Natoma Street. The event is being hosted by members of the environmental community, and the first 40 drinks served will be free. This will be a chance for all you San Franciscans to meet Jerry and show your support for his race in CA-11.


Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

The important issues to understand in this election is this is now about Jerry Mc Nerney winning this election. For those Republican voters who voted for Tom Benigno & Pete Mc Closkey in the primary, it is in your best interest to now vote for Jerry Mc Nerney. Pombo has gone to far, with his radical stands on NAFTA, ANWAR, Illegal immigration, selling off of ports, Federal Land, EDA, his accepting illegal contributions from Abramoff and his general ethics. He has not admitted to the allegations, but they did happen. The fact that the 11th District is in turmoil should be enough to vote for change. For those Republicans who want change, vote Pombo out. You Democrats, you know what your job is, vote for Jerry Mc Nerney.

Vote Jerry Mc Nerny for change.

Tom Benigno

11:29 AM, September 03, 2006  

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