With just a few days left until election day, 2009, there are the usual thoughts of who is running for what and how THEY will change, improve or just not worsen things. Sometimes we wonder if good folks like this are the ones who need to be in charge:
Of course, as Tip O’Neill said: "All politics is local" –be it the above video, or the below situation.
This situation concerns a young volunteer Firefighter who is running for office in a Pennsylvania township. He has taken a positive stand on residential sprinklers. He has the support of Career and Volunteer Firefighters in all political parties. The PA Professional FF’s Association, an affiliate of the IAFF, supports his stand. Here is his website:
http://www.votebrazunas.com Take a look under ISSUES.
So, here we go. In looking for anything to cause panic and win an election, his opponent is attacking him on this issue. Take a look HERE: http://tredyffrinpolitics.blogspot.com/ (Click on the ad)
Given that the election is November 3rd, I’m not sure what can be done to get the facts out that quickly, but their "last minute" attack ads are playing off the same old losing home builders’ lame charges that fire sprinklers will greatly increase the cost of housing, require towns to hire more employees, will start "squirting water" for no reason and on and on. Name it-they will say it in order to win-no matter what the cost-no matter the truth or not.
We are passing this on because this won’t be the last time that some desperate candidates, perhaps supported by home builders associations, will try this tactic. We are also passing it on to see if you can help. If you have any ideas, we know Eamon would be interested in hearing them. He can be reached at: [email protected]
This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue. Just like those who claim that communities can "live" with fire staffing cuts, firehouse shut downs, brown outs, layoff’s and related issues without looking at the facts, they will say anything to win. It’s an issue, like in so many elections this week-of fact vs lies. It’s once again another opportunity for us to witness lying politicians who are all wet-but for all the wrong reasons.