Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sweet Irony

For all that they rail against the Federal Government, 'baggers and their fellow travelers supporting Hoffman in the NY-23 special election seem to be the unwanted outside interests poking their nose into local matters where they're not actually, y'know, wanted:

"Mr. Hoffman, an accountant and businessman who lives outside the district in Lake Placid, has harnessed a national firestorm of conservative dismay with government. But his ideological stands could harm the district. An example: He has sworn on principle not to request congressional earmarks even though they were essential to raise federal funds for the expansion and improvement of Fort Drum. Would he hew to this stand at the expense of the district which has benefited mightily from Drum's development?

When asked a series of questions about the district last week, Mr. Hoffman drew blanks in several areas. We cannot wait for Mr. Hoffman, who has been co-opted by the right-wing national politicians, to do his homework."
-- The Watertown Daily Times, as quoted by Eric Kleefeld in "Democrat Owens And GOPer Scozzafava Split Newspaper Endorsements -- Conservative Hoffman Gets Thumbs-Down," TalkingPointsMemo

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