Get Your Blog Up

“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

No, no, no!

A thousand times no:
State Treasurer Phil Angelides sharply attacked Democratic rival Steve Westly on Wednesday for the first time in the gubernatorial primary campaign as polls show Westly increasing in popularity among voters.

Angelides portrayed Westly, the state controller, as the "sidekick" of Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger while addressing an Oak Park crowd of more than 100 supporters, including his family. He added that Westly has "gone back and forth on the issue of (raising) taxes" and has offered "no plausible plan" to pay for increases in education funding.

"On the tough fights that have faced this state, too often Steve Westly cuts and runs," Angelides said. "He does what's easy, not what's right."

If this is all you have, Phil, then please, drop out of the race. I know I've supported you up until now, but attacks are only going to give Arnold's side free fodder for the fall. It's just a bad idea.