We are all familar with the mantra "by any means necessary." On the budget repair bill that has meant
1)elected public officials flouting their plain constitutional duty to attend sessions of the legislature,
2)engaging in illegal work stoppages,
3)obtaining fraudulent doctors' excuses to avoid accepting responsiblity for participating in those unlawful actions,
4)attempting to intimidate public officials on the "wrong" side of the issue,
5)trying to physically prevent the legislature from acting, and
6)engaging in secondary boycotts of businesses who have owners or employees who disagree with one's position (or even those who wish to remain uninvolved.)
There's a lot to be proud of there. We might add the convenience of ignoring the truth. Fighting Ed Garvey falsely stated that WMC had given six million dollars to Justice Prosser's campaign and "bought" him. I asked that the statement be substantiated. It has not and it can't be. Prosser ran unopposed in 2001. No one spent much of anything on his campaign.
It is certainly possible that independents may participate in the Supreme Court race over the next three weeks. But it hasn't happened yet and, unless Mr. Garvey is clairvoyant, he cannot possibly know how much it will be or who it will come from.
I have informed Garvey of his error. So has leftie blogger Tom Foley. On this blog, if I get something wrong, I fix it, Most responsible participants in public discourse do the same
And then there's Ed Garvey.