Doolittle and Big Oil |

Doolittle and Big Oil

Riding through Auburn recently I couldn’t miss a large sign saying something like “Doolittle We Stand With You.” I’m amazed that anyone can still stand with that man. Doolittle, who voted against ending oil and gas industries price gouging. Doolittle, who voted for the GOP energy bill that gave billions to oil, gas and nuclear industries at a time of record profits. Doolittle, the recipient of $105,075 in contributions from oil and gas corporations. No surprise that Doolittle supports Big Oil. Big surprise that any voters still support Doolittle.

Whether you agree or disagree with Doolittle’s voting record, the fact remains that Doolittle’s vote is often connected to a “thank you” in the form of contributions to his war chest. So, who still stands with this man? Perhaps it’s people so stuck in a pattern of thoughtless support that they don’t recognize it’s time to “fold ’em.”

Find another candidate without the baggage. Find another candidate whose self-interest does not come first. Find a good, honest Republican or Democrat, not connected to people like Tom DeLay or Jack Abramhoff. Think, and vote for change.

Steve Haimovitz

Nevada City

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