Owens would be such a wonderful, independent Congressman you have to wonder why Dede even ran against him to begin with. The local paper gave more details than most other on-line articles.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., was among those who urged Dierdre K. Scozzafava to endorse Democratic congressional candidate William L. Owens, the senator’s spokesman said Saturday.
… [Schumer] had more than one conversation with the Republican candidate ahead of her announcement. He said the senator also called other Democratic leaders about the situation, including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Yeah, nothing says “loyal Republican” quite like taking advice from Chuck Schumer.
Owens was happy about it of course.
“Now more than ever we need bipartisan solutions to help bring jobs to Upstate New York to get our economy back on track and move our country forward.”
Yes sirree, we need “bipartisan solutions” by keeping one party in control of everything.
Scozzafava’s statement is the textual equivalent of taking Ipecac.
It’s not in the cards for me to be your representative, but I strongly believe Bill is the only candidate who can build upon John McHugh’s lasting legacy in the U.S. Congress. John and I worked together on the expansion of Fort Drum and I know how important that base is to the economy of this region. I am confident that Bill will be able to provide the leadership and continuity of support to Drum Country just as John did during his tenure in Congress.
What a load of rubbish. Owens will no doubt see Fort Drum about like John Murtha views the military. Meanwhile she implies that Hoffman would screw Fort Drum. What a jerk. And Owens would “build upon” McHugh’s legacy by trying to undo it in every way other than as it relates to Fort Drum.
In Bill Owens, I see a sense of duty and integrity that will guide him beyond political partisanship. He will be an independent voice devoted to doing what is right for New York. Bill understands this district and its people, and when he represents us in Congress he will put our interests first.
Nothing says “independent voice” quite like someone who’ll vote for Pelosi and follow her lead.
“This afternoon Dede Scozzafava betrayed the GOP,“ [Hoffman] Senior Communications Advisor Rob Ryan said in a statement. “She endorsed a Pelosi Democrat who will spend more, tax more, and push the liberal agenda that is dragging down this nation.”
Well at least one guy described it correctly.