Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Republican Endorsement #3 - Lisa Foley


I'm endorsing Lisa Wilson-Foley of Avon for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary. A Foley-Foley ticket would be fun, wouldn't it?

But that's not the reason why I'm endorsing her. The reason is Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the other candidate.

As documented extensively by Al Robinson's great HatCityBlog, Boughton's fundraising has raised eyebrows. Even more troubling is Boughton's anti-immigrant policies and practices.

As the nearby Register Citizen of Litchfield County puts it:

Boughton('s) ...record on immigration enforcement in Danbury and racial profiling, however, is so troubling that we could not in good conscience recommend him for this job. And he is inconsistent in his description of how illegal immigration even affects his city, on one hand saying that it is a drain on services, on the other bragging that Danbury has the lowest crime and unemployment in the state despite the presence of between 5,000 and 11,000 “illegals.”

Boughton hasn't exactly been a a fountain of veracity, either, as telling the truth seems to be an elusive concept for him.

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