Grasping for Gay-baiting straws…..
MORE DEMOCRATIC GAY-BAITING: This time in Hawaii. Somehow, I’m not surprised any more.
First the link takes you to blogger Cornfield Commentary, which then takes you to The Hawaii Reporter for this:
Yesterday, Hawaii Reporter talked to a handful of people outside the Republican Party who had direct knowledge of a new secret whispering campaign against Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Linda Lingle. Apparently a woman claiming to be the former lover of Lingle is calling targeted Republicans as a part of a smear campaign against Lingle. Lingle says she is not gay and in fact has been married twice.
Lingle supporters says smear mongers are hoping to distract voters from the real issues like the fact that the state has hit rock bottom in almost every category -â€“ education, business, social problems, importation of drugs, domestic violence, theft — because of poor political leadership.
Democrats tried this same smear in 1998 against Lingle when she ran for governor against incumbent Benjamin Cayetano and against some of their own candidates in years prior who weren’t the “chosen” party candidates, including a Democrat candidate for mayor and a Democrat candidate for governor. Lingle addresses this rumor on her Web site, http://www.LindaLingle.com, and has discussed it openly at forums.
Since the Hawaii Reporter won’t clue us into who is doing this whispering
Hawaii Reporter talked to a handful of people outside the Republican Party who had direct knowledge of a new secret whispering campaign against Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Linda Lingle.
…we have to ask: Who or what is the Hawaii Reporter? (A) Some major island daily? (b)An incisive non-partisan look at Hawaii politics, or (C) an on-line shill for Hawaii’s minor party?
Lets look at some of their other headlines and leads:
Honolulu Advertiser Endorsement No Surprise
Editors, Reporters Will Still Embrace Democrat Ideals, Politics Over Lingle
By Malia Zimmerman, 10/30/2002 1:47:36 AM
Many people were surprised that the Honolulu Advertiser, the unofficial propaganda piece for the state Democrat party, yesterday announced its endorsement of Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Linda Lingle over Democrat Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono.
Remember to Vote – No Excuses
By Union News Network, 10/30/2002 1:46:05 AM
Remember to vote. … People are risking their lives overseas so that all of us can pull the curtain behind us. There is no excuse for not voting. The debate between candidates is the healthy sign of democracy, but only if you vote.
Mazie and Matt are nice people that, unfortunately represent less confidence you have in government and less earning power in your wallet. This town needs to be “kick started” so that we can recover financially; have better schools, more police patroling the streets … but mainly we need to restore faith in our government leaders.
We like Linda Lingle because she will help business and fill the hotel rooms and that keeps us working. She always helped Local 5 on Maui during organizing campaigns or as a facilitator during labor disputes. We know … we were there.
There has been just too much corruption by the Democrats and a balanced government in Hawaii will keep everybody a little more honest. If we give Lingle a chance as governor, the majority of the Legislature will still probably be Democrats … so things will be balanced.
I’m going to have to guess (C). But only because of some whispering I hear from sources I can’t divulge…..