Thursday, July 08, 2004

Editorial on Sen. Kerry

This was available on the John Edwards website yesterday. It's good thing I captured the text before it disappeared.

Of course, it's available at the archives of the Mesabi Daily News, and Google shows the exact same link, so the original is easily found...

Back on March 1, this was the Mesabi Daily News' endorsement of Sen. Edwards over his then rival, Sen. Kerry:

Sen. John Kerry is the clear favorite and at this point will be hard to beat. But Edwards more than rivals him in many ways and on many issues. We are also very troubled by how out of touch Kerry was with an economic development project — the proposed Excelsior Energy power plant that holds the potential of 1,000 construction jobs and 500 permanent jobs — on the Range. An energy bill currently being debated in Congress contains, because of the hard work of Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., $800 million in federal loan guarantees for the project that could serve as a vital catalyst for private investment in the $1.2 billion clean-energy coal gasification plant. Kerry was one of five senators who signed a letter last year calling the provision of loan guarantees for the Range project “pork.” That’s bull. To sign such a letter at the same time he is campaigning on investing in new jobs in the country makes him, on that issue, a “walking contradiction” — which is a label he has given to President George W. Bush.

Ouch.. .maybe that's why they took it off John Edward's site...

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