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ELECTION: Candidates display different kinds of courage

Letter by Mark Bender, Steilacoom on Oct. 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm | 8 Comments »
October 30, 2010 7:01 am

In the 9th congressional district stretching from Olympia to Auburn. two able candidates are kicking it in.

The incumbent Adam Smith and Dick Muri, the challenger of county council fame, sparred last night at the Steilacoom town hall. But let’s consider the courage of these candidates. Witness Smith’s comments recently , “I was elected to make difficult decisions, not to hide from them”, in reference to his affirmative health care reform, stimulus, and other votes. But wait, didn’t he spent most of the last year hiding his true intentions about those votes from constituents, and obfuscating right up to the time the policies were enacted into law?

A brave new kind of courage, though he had the opportunity to truly distinguish himself through his votes, and shine in the constellation of the true saviors of freedom. Hard decisions??? Not hard enough, for the easier wrong is the perennial persecutor of the harder right.

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