Here's what incumbent GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) said about McCain's impulsive choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin,
“I thought 'wow, what a great ticket'. I think it was needed for our Republican Party to reach out to women, to those independent voters and I think the governor of Alaska is an independent thinker just like John McCain has been.”
Apparently, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (DINO-FL), who is chairing the DCCC’s Red-to-Blue program but somehow has neglected to throw a single dollar of her money to Annette Taddeo, doesn't share her good friend Illeana's analysis of the virtues of the Palin choice. She said,
Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton….Women in this country don't want a candidate on the ballot just because of the parts that she has….It's not just electing a woman for the sake of getting a women over there.” Instead, she said, women want equal pay for equal work, protection of reproductive rights, access to affordable health care for their children etc.
Which sounds right to me. But it just raises the question — again! — as to why Debbie Wasserman-Schultz refuses to support Annette Taddeo, a great local candidate running against Ileana who is just a hard-core Republican candidate, one who routinely opposes all those things that Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she is for.
Send Annette that check Debbie! And tell your friends they should too.