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Wulsin Campaign Fabricates; Enquirer Aids and Abets

November 2, 2006 04:42 PM

Remember on Sunday, when the Enquirer ran with a Howard Wilkinson story on how Jean Schmidt supposedly supports a nuclear waste storage site in Piketon?

Well, it turns out her opponent supports the exact same plan Jean Schmidt does.  And it is not a nuclear waste dump at all.

Victoria Wulsin knows this, but it hasn't stopped her from campaigning on the opposite side of the truth.  And, it sounds like the Union workers in Piketown are not happy about being used:

Hat tip: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

UPDATE:  It turns out the Union is really, really not happy about being used.  See here.  Wonder what the chances are the Enquirer will run an article about how the Democratic congressional candidate has enfuriated the Union base?

UPDATE No. 2:  Even the left-leaning Cincinnati Beacon is disgusted by the Wulsin campaign, noting: "Message to Democrats:  If you expect real progressives to vote for your candidates, you’re going to have to do much better than this!"

Comments

That letter from the United Steelworkers is disingenuous at best. Anyone who hasn't been living under a rock for the past decade has seen the periodic news about the Yucca Mountain site. Despite being 100 miles from Las Vegas, the city has opposed it vigorously. Picketers claim it will leak into the water supply despite the fact that there's no ground water and the Colorado River is far away. They claim that an earthquake could disrupt it although it's bored in solid rock in an area that's relatively quiet seismically.

Although the facility has been completed, it won't take any radioactive material for over a decade. So should Piketon draw the short straw? The Union should care more about its members and their families than to push for a radioactive compost pile. Shame on them. They just want to be able to collect their dues and get paid to file workers comp forms when workers get leukemia.

That sucks!

mike   ·  November 2, 2006 10:48 PM

MIke:

Anyone who thinks they are going to start operations before having an ironclad agreement on where the post-production/conversion waste is going needs to get a grip.

And by all means convey your concerns to Vic Wulsin, who behind our backs is pretending to support the project (Oct. 31 letter), while telling voters, and maybe lyng to Emilys List, that she is against it. THAT'S the point; the union is calling Wulsin on her deception.

And you're nominated to tell everyone you just want Piketon shut down.

Tom   ·  November 3, 2006 06:31 AM

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