Bee: Tax Pledge An Abdication!

by CalWatchdog Staff | October 5, 2010 2:07 pm

Steven Greenhut: In an editorial today[1], the Sacramento Bee, which leans Left, endorsed Democratic Assemblywoman Alyson Huber for the Sacramento outskirts district that was expected to be Republican. They like her independent streak. Translation: They like that Huber is a Democrat who can be counted on to support her party when it matters and to act independently when it doesn’t matter — i.e., on throwaway votes that can be used to burnish her moderate image given the demographics of the district. The Bee’s funniest line: “But like too many other Republicans [GOP challenger Jack] Sieglock has abdicated a fundamental duty of office by signing an ideological pledge vowing that he will not raise taxes under any circumstances.” Nothing the big-government types like more than someone who is willing to raise taxes. Bottom line: The Bee prefers Huber, who is more likely to raise taxes than Sieglock, who has vowed not to raise them. Not sure who the Bee endorsement helps in this district!

  1. In an editorial today:

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