Politics Seattle Times Endorses McGavick
posted by October 22 at 10:03 AMon
For teaching intelligent design in science class in the public schools; against the assault weapons ban; for an amendment to the constitution banning gay marriage; for drilling in ANWR; thinks NARAL is extremist; against allowing legalized immigrants to get back the money they paid into the social security system; against a Cantwell bill outlawing the establishment of permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq; for President Bush’s miltiary comissions bill (the one that iced habeas corpus and gave the President the leeway to shimmy out of the Geneva Conventions); McGavick ran a $50,000 ad blitz (which the Seattle Times demanded he take down) where he said Cantwell was against allowing Washington sate taxpayers to deduct the sales tax on federal 1040s (Cantwell was the Senator who pushed the deduction through Congress in 2003); McGavick is for market-based social security accounts; was fined as CEO at SAFECO for using “credit scoring” to discriminate against minority and low-income policy holders; against net neutrality (net neutrality mandates that the big Internet providers like AT&T cannot prioritize certain content providers over others); Oh, and he’s for the estate tax repeal.
Here’s the Seattle Times’s endorsement.
And here’s the flip-flopping Seattle Times against McGavick before they were for him, editorializing in the past against most of the McGavick positions I’ve noted above:
But alas: Here’s the Seattle Times for owner Blethen’s pet issue, the Estate Tax Repeal. And there, Slog readers, you have it.