The interesting thing about vetting politicians is that you never know what you’re going to find. For instance, I decided that I had posted enough information on “Libby” (stands for Liberal) Childs and it was time to turn my attention to other suspects.
Hence, I temporarily put down my infamous poison pen, to start researching one Barbara L’Italien. Ms. L’Italien after all made our Vote Core Values “Wall of Shame” for multiple offenses. But the one that struck me was her attempt to gut the Citizen’s Initiative process in Massachusetts. This woman wanted to in effect destroy our right to gather signatures for a ballot question and have said question put before the voters. Good Lord, John Adams (author of the Commonwealth’s Constitution for those of you who were subjected to Public Teacher’s union) must have been rolling in his grave.
Therefore I figured this would be a good place to start. And what do I come across? Well the sponsor of the equivalent measure in the State Senate was Cynthia Creem. So most of you are asking yourselves: What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?
Well Elizabeth Childs (1/32 Republican candidate for Congress in the 4th Congressional District) has only two contributions on record with the Office of Campaign Finance. They were both to hyper-liberal, big government, tax & spend, Democrat Cynthia Creem!
Now in fairness to Childs, her contributions to the “Creem of the Crop” were made in June of 2010. The Constitutional Convention, which entertained this measure, took place in July of 2010. However, Creem and other sponsors of the Senate Bill, by passed the normal route, which is to go through the Election Law Committee. Rather they used a report of the Joint Judiciary Committee of the previous year. So the proposal was out there.
So this begs a few questions:
First of all, since “Libby” (stands for Liberal) Childs contributed to Cynthia Creem, does she share Creem’s desire to eviscerate our right to put a question on the ballot?
Second, if she didn’t know about this, how thoroughly does she research a candidate before donating to their campaign?
Third, if she didn’t thoroughly vet a candidate before making a contribution, will she do the kind of painstaking research needed before voting on legislation?
As I explained at the beginning of the post, I had decided I was done with Libby for a while. It was time to travel down a different road. But alas, it seems no matter how hard I try, all roads seem to lead to……
Time to use a GPS or might wind up in OZ