Tuesday, October 17, 2006

More Editors Say No To Pombo

Yesterday, the San Jose Mercury News endorsed Jerry McNerney for the Congressional race in CA-11, stating, “Pombo is a national disgrace to the Republican Party.”

Now, the LA Times has spoken out against Pombo:
CALIFORNIA'S REPUTATION FOR WACKINESS doesn't necessarily rest on its representatives in Congress — the roots of our unconventional ways go far deeper — but they certainly haven't hurt. […]

Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy), a seven-term congressman who appears to have a vendetta against the environment, has tried repeatedly to eviscerate the Endangered Species Act. He has proposed selling federal wilderness for a pittance to mining interests. His latest bill wouldn't just open up vast stretches of the coast to drilling, it would slash the royalties that companies must pay for shale-oil leases, potentially costing taxpayers billions of dollars. And then there's his tarnished ethics record, which earned him a spot on a watchdog group's list of the 13 most corrupt members of Congress last year. […]

With congressmen like these, California's reputation for eccentricity is unlikely to suffer. All the same, it's the kind of behavior the state could do without. Better to have our wackiness expressed in, say, our vegan cuisine, where it can do less harm.
Finally, a hat tip to Dan, who provided the link to this endorsement from Esquire magazine:
Pombo is a rancher who is up to his hindquarters in the dirty money that has swamped several California Republicans. How bad is he? His two Republican primary opponents have endorsed his Democratic opponent, and so do we.
Esquire endorses: McNerney
So far, the endorsements have gone unanimously against Pombo. The editors are “Saying No to Pombo” and "Saying Yes To McNerney."

[UPDATE:] The SF Chronicle has also weighed in, endorsing McNerney:
[T]his time [Pombo’s] ethical stumbles and radical positions should catch up with him. His opponent, engineer Jerry McNerney brings a low-key probity that the district and House deserve.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pombo has some guy named Freddy Krueger on the payroll?

9:52 AM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

What do you think Pombo will say 21 days before the election, the devil made me do it. Do not endorse this liar he has had plenty of chances to tell everyone what really happen. I Tom Benigno never lied yet you guys did not endorse me. Pete Mc Closkey and I both told you yet you still want to indorse this liar. You get what you ask for if you endorse Pombo. I say don't endorse Pombo, endorse Jerry Mc Nerney and help change the status of California. When you take Pombo out you also take out other liars. People in the Assembly and City Councils and Supervisors, members of the IRP, COG,. Lets clean house on these stoges. The highjack attack as I call it. Vote to endorse Mc Nerney.

Tom Benigno

3:13 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

I had to put this latest article out there. Today the papers came out with an article that Pombo has donated $25,000 to the Ive's campaign for Mayor of Tracy against Garamendi. Of course the issue is because Garramendi like many of us do not support that antenna farm project for an aquatic center, because Pombo has property next to the Antenna farm. The field was sold to the city by Pombo who is chairman of the resorces committee. The city paid $998,000 for 50 acres of the 200 acre field. Please join me in stoping this fleecing of America vote this criminal Pombo out. Try to support me in supporting Celeste Garamendi to stop the developement of the aquatic center this is nothing more than a way for Pombo to flex his muscle for his congressional bid. Vote Pombo out he has lied to the people again. Support Garamendi with me to defeat Pombo. This is what Pombo calls local control.

Vote Mc Nerney to help Garamendi beat Pombo for the sake of everyone.

Tom Benigno
call me for your intervention
209-832-4970 or e-mail me at citvoice@aol.com 20 more days

7:49 AM, October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Chinchillas for McNerney.

10:59 AM, October 18, 2006  
Blogger babaloo said...

So is that a solid, upstanding chinchilla from CA-11, or is it one of those liberal chinchillas from Berkeley?

11:41 PM, October 18, 2006  

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