Letters: Gubernatorial candidates compared
Saturday, July 21, 2012
We are happy for the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Now let us give credit to where credit is due. We wouldn't be where we are in the struggle for health care for all Americans without strong leadership and the ability to bring people together, possessed by Washington gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee. During passage of the act, then-Congressman Inslee helped bring together a bipartisan plan that will provide health care for 30 million Americans. Inslee has proven he can deliver. Gov. Inslee will put Washingtonians to work and continue fighting for necessities like health care.
Michael and Carol McNatt
Clark County conservatives, check out Shahram Hadian's campaign website for governor. For those who are tired of the Republican Party continuing to put up "moderates" for major offices, there's an answer. Washingtonians deserve a clear choice for governor; not just a liberal (Jay Inslee) and a liberal-lite (Rob McKenna). Be courageous like the Floridians who chose Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist in the Republican primary, even though at the time Rubio had little recognition, almost no money, and "no chance" against Crist. Rubio did win, and now we have a solid conservative in the U.S. Senate. We can do the same here with the governor's office.
Washington Attorney General and GOP candidate for governor Rob McKenna blew it. He joined with mostly red-state attorneys general to challenge the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Supreme Court. Conservative judges in lower courts were as likely to uphold the law as overturn it, and when it got to the Supreme Court, the law was judged constitutional with conservative Chief Justice Roberts writing the majority opinion.
Joining in this challenge makes McKenna look foolish. McKenna wasted state resources.
It's hard to believe that Washington voters could give McKenna another chance to embarrass us by electing him governor.