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Candidate’s ‘official response’ to TNT editorial board

Post by Cheryl Tucker on May 23, 2012 at 9:01 am |
May 23, 2012 9:25 am

This time of year, we’re busy inviting candidates to interview with us for the editorial board’s endorsement in the Aug. 7 primary. Most candidates accept, while others decline due to schedule conflicts.

Occasionally we get a candidate who, essentially, tells us where we can stick our endorsement. Here’s a colorful response we received from candidate Stephan Brodhead, a candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by Norm Dicks. I don’t see any problem sharing it with blog readers as it is titled “Official Response from Brodhead For Congress.”

Dear Cheryl,

I stand on my resume, lineage to the “Founding fathers”, lineage to epic legislation, decades of diligent military service, worldwide aviator status, environmental stewardship, and demonstrative small business acumen.

I am an enlisted man who clawed and worked for everything. I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I did not inherit my net worth like Bill Driscoll. I am not an Oxford trained Ivy League elitist who never created a job like the bureaucratic socialist Derek Kilmer. I am a conservative who believes in limited government, a strong military, and the private sector.

I have never subscribed to the Tacoma News Tribune or used their classified or advertising services. I found their classified ad cost to be ridiculously priced, and I use Craigslist to advertise my rentals. I use Google to get my news; hence, asking for an endorsement from your obsolete “Obama Yellow Press” makes no sense whatsoever.

Given the amount of trees that are destroyed for newspapers I don’t condone or support your paper version of The Tacoma News Tribune. In addition, I will not allow the News Tribune Editorial Board to determine the equity of my personal contributions to society or my worth as a candidate for Congress.  I consider your editorial board as simply glorified liberal leaning content less bloggers that use antiquated environmentally unfriendly technology.  Just  endorse Kilmer the socialist or Driscoll the tree killer…..

My positions and BIO can be read on my website:

Good day!!!

Stephan Brodhead

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