Remember a few years ago when carbon offsets were all the rage? Having a wedding: offset your guests travel! Taking a vacation? Go guilt-free, and offset your footprints in the sand.
Of course, people like the Goracle made a mockery of the whole industry, what with their prolific globe-trotting.
Well, now it’s time for another offset of sorts — as D.C. politicians criss cross the country to rescue their favored incumbents.
With your help, we can offset their impact — and tip the momentum in our candidates’ favor!!!
This week, no less than former President Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Obama himself will barnstorm Washington State to try and help bail out Patty Murray. First Lady Michelle Obama will be here next week.
Murray, you may know, was rated the most liberal U.S. Senator by National Journal. Of course, before her, that honor belonged to…that’s right Barack Obama.
Now here’s the deal: Patty is hoping for a PR lift from this White House love-fest. Much of it being done on the public dime, no doubt.
And the brilliant side effects: Stuck in traffic? Deal with it. Late to work? Sorry! Can’t get the kids to soccer? Quit whining, it’s the President, baby!
If you’re fed up, and want to show Clinton, Biden, and Obama that they can’t buy this election for Patty Murray and the Democrats, then fight back!
We cannot allow the White House to swoop in and hand this election to the Democrats.
And if it’s close, which it likely will be, our candidates are going to need every dime to fight till election day and perhaps even after (2004 ring a bell?).
Give as generously as you’re able. If you do, we can offset their visits and help our candidates sprint to the finish line.
If you don’t, you’re missing a chance to be part of a once-in-a-generation change in government.
Via CQPolitics’ Candidate Conversations:
More info: KosterForCongress.com.
In a surprising but refreshing move, the Everett Herald editorial board is shaking things up by passing over Rick Larsen for it’s coveted endorsement as the Second Congressional District’s paper of record:
…After five terms in the House, Larsen lacks the get-it-done reputation of other members who have assumed greater leadership roles, or who have had a major impact on the nation’s legislative agenda. We’re left thinking that the 2nd Congressional District can do better.
The editorial continues with a glowing endorsement of Larsen’s challenger, Republican Snohomish County Councilman John Koster:
This year, Republican John Koster represents a highly capable alternative. He has earned our endorsement for his varied experience, in business and government, and a get-it-done attitude that seems well suited to the economic challenges the nation faces.
Read the entire editorial endorsing John Koster.
Extended coverage of the Larsen vs. Koster debate is available here.