Skip to comments.Letters Slam Post Endorsement of KKT!
Posted on 10/23/2002 11:09:05 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers
I am aghast at The Post's endorsement of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend [editorial, Oct. 20]. The Post says Ms. Townsend has a track record that suggests fidelity to certain core principles. But we don't know what her record is; she has yet to cast one vote for anything in her political career.
The Post listed qualifications such as family connections, raising four children and creating a program that forces volunteering upon middle- and high-school students, a contradiction in terms if I've ever heard one. Unmentioned in The Post's endorsement of Ms. Townsend is her one responsibility as lieutenant governor, the state justice system, which has been a dismal failure and is under federal investigation.
The Post supports her proposal to raise cigarette taxes, which, along with her rejection of slot machines, sends Maryland's dollars to the surrounding states. Another of her proposals is character education, yet she defended the actions of the current governor's adulterous relationship with an employee and brought the former president who lied under oath in a court of law to campaign for her. I don't want those values taught to my children.
As I understand it, The Post recommended her because she is a lawyer who has worked at appointed governmental positions throughout her life, because she has some knowledge of how a state government works and because she adheres more closely to the basic tenets of the Democrat Party than does Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
The Post would have done voters a greater service by addressing Ms. Townsend's role in Maryland's multibillion dollar governmental spending binge that will dog the next governor, whoever that may be, and Maryland's economy.
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