If you still love me, you'll vote for Judy Biggert

If you still love me, you'll vote for Judy Biggert

Please vote for Judy Biggert and put Bill Foster out of my misery.
This ain’t just a case of aiming for the lesser of two evils either. Since it’s the kiss of death to call someone a moderate Republican, I’ll just call her a true Republican. And by true Republican I mean one who happens to believe that “less government” also applies to our bedrooms. 
She could be a little bit better on the environment, but she’s not bad for a Republican and nobody’s perfect.
However, if you’re searching for proof of the lack of earthly perfection, then look no further than Biggert’s 11th Congressional District opponent, former Congressman Bill Foster. In today’s “Flashback Friday” press release, he basically accuses Biggert of supporting senior citizen ID theft.
“2005: Congresswoman Judy Biggert Voted Against Protecting the Privacy of Seniors,” the headline blared. Of course, all Foster is really doing is taking a miniscule kernel of truth and blowing it up into hallucinatory proportions.
Because these bills are in a constant state of flux, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what happened, but it would appear that Biggert voted against a Medicare amendment – to a 683 page bill – that would’ve put an onerous burden on Health and Human Services.
It also could’ve been part of a procedural move intended to improve the bill in the end. But if you’re willing to take something that far out of context, you can easily end up with something like this; “2012: Judy Biggert voted to legalize cannibalism.” Hey! She didn’t expressly vote against it.
I’ve been toiling at this gig for over seven years and no one has bombarded me with the amount of worthless information that Foster and his people have. Sometimes it’s two or three press releases a day. And to add insult to injury, the local reporters tell me he himself will call them after a release to ask them if they’re going to write about it. (They don’t dare call me!)
Then he’s astounded when they say no. This man has absolutely no clue. 
He could be passable if he surrounded himself with decent people, but like most “smart” folks, he doesn’t want to be challenged. So he chooses incompetent folks like Sue Klinkhamer, Shannon O’Brien, and Jason Linde. I’m sure some of you still remember Mr. Linde’s bizarre letter to the Chronicle excoriating a constituent for having the temerity to try to get ahold of the Congressman.
Then there’s this. People who worked with him in Washington say he constantly moaned about having to be in Washington and was the first one out the door every Friday. The only reason this guy is running again is because he can’t stand the thought of losing. And the only reason he won is that perfect storm of an Obama tidal wave, a vicious anti-Hastert sentiment, and his opponent was Jim Oberweis – the only person on the planet more clueless than him.
So while Foster attacks Biggert at every turn and pays lip service to taxing the wealthy, this multimillionaire paid no federal income taxes last year and no one knows exactly were his 2011 income came from. It’s not that I’m against taxing the wealthy, but if you’re for it and you’re wealthy, you might want to set an example.
If you don’t, then the word “hypocrite” would seem to apply.
Bill Foster is the last person we need to send to Washington and that includes nitwits like Todd Aiken and Michele Bachmann. Judy Biggert has served admirably, has always been willing to reach across the aisle, and understands how Washington works.
Please vote for her on November 6th.

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