Wednesday, August 09, 2006

GOP Calls Standing by Principles "Hypocrisy"

The Maryland Republican Party's charge of hypocrisy against Democratic US Senate candidate Ben Cardin is misguided. In a press release yesterday, the Party criticised Cardin for condemning Wal-Mart's employment practices even though he received $4,000 in campaign contributions from the company's Political Action Committee.

Cardin's actions should be applauded, not condemned. The press release speaks to the Republicans' belief that officials should vote or act a particular way simply because they received cash from a special interest. Apparently, the MDGOP would have preferred Cardin to stand up for anything that throws a few bucks his way.

Cardin attended an anti-Wal-Mart rally despite the fact that his campaign is in part financed by that company; he demonstrated that he will not always sacrifice his principles for contribution. If there's something wrong with that, The League doesn't see it.

from The League: Reassembled


Blogger Bruce Godfrey said...

If anything, his willingness to criticize them after accepting a donation is a sign of good character and ethics. If Wal-Mart wants its donation back, they can ask for it back. Criticizing a donor is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you did not get bribed/bought. I am strongly with the League in this one.

8/09/2006 08:47:00 AM  

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