Thursday, September 21, 2006

US Chamber of Commerce backs Zinga

According to the Galesburg Register-Mail, Andrea Zinga best represents what the business communities are all about:
Melanie Bassett, the executive director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the Chamber, said, "we looked very carefully at this race and it was very clear to us who was the pro-business candidate in this race."
The article lists Ms. Zinga's business-friendly vows in her campaign:

"In Congress, I will vote to make these tax cuts permanent," she said of the current "temporary" cuts.

Zinga also promised to abolish the estate tax, also known as the death tax. She said she does not understand why eliminating the tax should be controversial, because it is not a large source of revenue and breaks apart small family farms and family businesses.

The subject of the day was jobs, though. Zinga wants to cut regulations, control spending and "create the type of economy that creates hope for our citizens."

I'd say that Zinga has a lot in common with the rest of the Republican party: lots of rational ideas, but too little clue how to explain them without the frequent breaks for stuffing their feet into their mouths.

Ms. Zinga is also in favor of taking strong measures to defend the people of this country, as well, but got caught out in the "racial profiling" question just a week or so ago. She didn't understand why it would be a problem to create a "Muslims only" or some other such line in airports, for national security. Aside from the Constitution, and the general likelihood of failure of the system, I can't see a lot wrong with it, either.

Andrea Zinga lost her last attempt at the seat in Congress to the inept, moronic, and, by the by, physically failing Lane Evans because she questioned his ability to, under the circumstances, perform his job -- of course, taken to mean that anybody who was ever handicapped, especially by Parkinson's, is incapable of difficult work such as lawmaking.

People were seething and foaming at the mouth over the insult to the handicapped. Zinga didn't mean it that way. She spent weeks trying to clarify. She stated repeatedly that Lane Evans appeared to be suffering from increasingly overpowering health issues, which could very well interfere in his representing the people full-time, far from his Midwestern home. But of course, Evans' team rode that one to victory, at the cost of the rest of us.

Time proved Zinga right, for all her failure to adequately communicate the truth.

I'm guessing that she's not the complete ninny that some would paint her. But I do wish she'd figure out a way for Republicans like herself to stop saying so many important things so stupidly.

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