Saturday, February 18, 2006

Bob Corker Meet Groucho Marx

Groucho once said - "These are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others."
According to this week's edition of the Memphis Flyer, GOP Senate candidate Bob Corker sent a letter to U.S. Senator Barack Obama, who will be in Memphis next week to campaign for Harold Ford, Jr. The letter suggested that Obama should take note of Ford's "record on the issue of ethics."
Obama and Ford are friends, and in their respective roles as public servants they share the same values of fiscal responsibility, a compassion for those in need, a strong belief in protecting national interests here and abroad, and have been vocal advocates for more openess and honesty in government.
Corker, reeling this week from charges of fraud by members of his former mayoral administration in Chattanooga (see Chattanooga News Free Press 2/16/06; bryantforsenate.com), sent the letter in an attempt to shift attention away from questions being raised about his own record and brand of ethics.
Corker's letter writing stunt has only served to reveal a darker side to the candidate that betrays his manufactured political persona. Corker says on the stump and would have you believe that he is all about restoring civility and bipartisanship to Congress. That he wants to bring a fresh, honest perspective to government.
But Corker's stump message and his actions as a candidate are in conflict with one another.
This Corker action was nothing more than a cheap, partisan publicity stunt meant to shift attention away from his own foils. Instead of directly answering the fraud charges, Corker has made himself "unavailable for comment" on the stories coming out of Chattanooga, yet he has found time to fire off a letter to a friend of Ford's making baseless accusations.
There is a pattern beginning to emerge.
Remember Corker's earlier attack on Ford for raising $ from out of state? Corker, we soon learned after the attacks, skipped a Tennessee GOP forum to attend a $ event hosted by DC lobbyists, and has hired DC lobbyists to help him run his campaign.
Bottom line - if you don't like Corker's principles, don't fret. Over the course of this campaign cycle, as we have seen so far, they are likely to change again, and again, and again...and again...

2 Comments:

Blogger Polly Hill said...

Bob Corker is a hypocrite, pure and simple. He is ethically challenged. For him to lecture anyone on ethics after he failed to pay federal income taxes, flip flopped on abortion and whether he'd take PAC contributions, and after a mayoral administration rife with fraud and abuse is reprehensible.

And remember, this is the guy who learned from the master, Don Sundquist, on how to tax people. First thing he did when he became mayor -- following the lead of his pal Don.

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