This Virginia Virtucon post should strike you as quite ironic.
Posted on May 29, 2010 by D.J. McGuire
In a survey for the Prince William Family Alliance, Cathy Crabill refused to oppose bank bailouts.
You read that right, the woman who would like us all to believe that Rob Wittman isn’t conservative enough answered thusly on the PWFA survey (her elaboration is in red; h/t to Tim Watson, who emailed this to me):
9. Authorize regulatory agencies to provide relief to banks in exchange for bank stock.
Support __________ Oppose _____________ Undecided _____X_______
Don’t know enough about this (the ramifications).
Don’t know the ramifications? Seriously? This woman wants to represent me in Congress?
True defenders of limited government ripped the 2008 bank bailout (a.k.a. TARP) from the start. We knew it would fail to solve the problem, while greatly improving the power of the federal government in our economy.
Yet almost two years after it happened, Cathy Crabill can’t bring herself to oppose this.
If you, like me, are in the 1st District, remember this: Cathy Crabill, the supposed champion of limited government, does not oppose bank bailouts. Only one candidate on the ballot on June 8 opposes bank bailouts – Rob Wittman.
Please remember this the next time Ms. Crabill or any of her supporters claim that Congressman Wittman isn’t conservative enough, and please vote for the only candidate who opposes bailouts – Rob Wittman.
What is funny is that the poster misses such an obvious irony. How did Congressman Robert J. ”Rob” Wittman answer to that question? He didn’t (See here.). Wittman did not respond at all to the Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance‘s candidate survey. Out of the four congressional candidates invited to take part, only Wittman refused. Yet Wittman’s supporters think it important to nitpick one of Catherine T. Crabill‘s responses to a 25-question survey — on a question she responded as undecided.
How are we to take Wittman’s refusal to take part in the survey? Here are some options. Wittman is:
- undecided on all 25 questions.
- a busy man, too busy to let the voters know what he thinks.
- does not have the time to fool with the Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance, a Conservative, pro-family organization.
- has something to hide.
- is afraid his opponents will use his responses against him.
Unless Wittman chooses to tell us, we will not know why he ducked the Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance‘s candidate survey. So all voters in the 1st Congressional District can do is make the best of the information they have, Crabill’s responses. Based upon the advice of an old Chinese proverb, voters may wish to carefully consider which of the candidates is most forthcoming with their views.
Better the Devil you know than the Devil you don’t. (from here)