THIS IS A REPRINT OF A BLOGPOST WHICH RAN TWO YEARS AGO WHEN WHITE WAS RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION AND LOST. IT IS AS APPROPRIATE NOW AND IT WAS THEN.
EOD received the usual hand full of glossy political flyer's in his mailbox today, along with the Sunday edition of the Coastland Times. The paper contains a half page ad endorsing Stan White who is running for re-election to the state senate. The Times ad says it was paid for by the Stan White Campaign and endorsed by Stan White.
The local newspaper ad stated..."In the Senate, Stan will reinstate the $1 billion that the General Assembly cut from our local schools". Stan will rehire the thousands of quality teachers and school aides who lost their jobs". Stan will restore lower class sizes to ensure our children receive the attention they need." Stan will reverse cuts to community colleges, keeping tuition affordable so students can get the education they need and North Carolina businesses get a skilled workforce."
|Senator Stan White|
Meanwhile, another glossy, Elect Stan White ad, which was in the mailbox with the newspaper, and paid for by the Democratic Party of North Carolina, said "Stan will fight to hire back the 3,400 teachers and classroom aides who were fired because of state cuts in education, so we can reduce class sizes and prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow."
Now folks, saying you "will" do something and saying you "will fight" to do something is two entirely different things. Does Stan White think Dare County voters are more naive than other voters in his district, or his own state Democratic party?
One thing is sure. If Stan White does get re-elected and if he does what he says he "will" do, while serving as a Democrat in a Republican controlled legislature, EOD is ready to say "If Stan Can, He's a Superman!"
Meanwhile, the one thing that still rings in EOD's ears is the statement made by White while he was a county commissioner. White said, "If the voters (Dare voters) vote to repeal the sales (sand) tax, they won't be able to dodge the property tax". White was clearly telling the voters he would raise their property taxes, if that happened. It did happen, but White was voted out of office the next year.
Just how cocky can politicans get these days? Well, read the campaign flyers. EOD bets your mailbox is full of them.