Saturday, October 06, 2007

comments on Hill's recent fund-raising letter

Comments on a fund-raising letter from Baron Hill, anticipating the entry of Mike Sodrel into the 2008 Congressional race (hat tip: Hoosier Pundit)...

It is looking more and more like they intend on running Mike Sodrel again.

An interesting choice to use the passive voice. Would he write this about himself: "It is looking more and more like they intend on running Baron Hill again."?

It's been reported that Mike will to make up his mind and make an announcement in early October. In addition, he was in Washington, DC last week, making the rounds with his old special interest buddies who financed his negative campaign the last time.

Special interests? Negative campaigns? Pot, have you met the kettle? Then again, Hill is probably still mad that Sodrel called him a Washington lobbyist the last time.

One thing is for sure, whoever they select will be well-funded, and they'll do what they always do - attack me relentlessly and unfairly.

Relentless? Yep. Unfairly? Quite a bit. What will Hill do to Sodrel? The same thing.

I need your generous support today to send them a message that we're ready, we'll fight back, and we'll continue to represent a progressive agenda in Congress.

Progressive? How so? Avid support followed by tepid opposition to the War in Iraq? Little helpful said or done about the primary issues that affect the working poor and middle class-- payroll taxes, Social Security and education? Support for various subsidies to corporations and the wealthy?

Hoosiers need a strong voice in Congress who will fight for their interests, not the special interests of Mike Sodrel and his Washington friends.

It sounds like Baron will be voting for me in the next election!

In Congress, I'm fighting for the issues you care about most: protecting Social Security, improving our schools, creating new jobs and ending our reliance on foreign oil.

-Protecting the 12.4% tax which results in an average 1% rate-of-return that is the primary or exclusive nest egg of the working poor.
-How are federal efforts going to improve local schools?
-How is Baron going to create new jobs?
-Baron's plans here result in subsidies to corporations and the wealthy-- and trust the government more than the market to find the newest, greatest innovations in the energy field.