Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Friday, April 07, 2006

No-leadership governor calls special session

That should be the headline over this story about Gov. Ted Kulongoski's call for a special session to deal with the nine-figure deficit in the state's Department of Human Services.

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Jason Atkinson said in a press release today that his goal will be to pass Jessica's Law, which provides for greater punishment and tracking of sex offenders involved with children, and which was killed by the state senate's Democrat majority.

But I liked this little tidbit from the press release:
"The Governor already has the authority to solve the problems at the Department of Human Services, but he refuses to exercise the leadership that would be necessary. The Governor’s refusal to act just puts the exclamation point on why new leadership in the Governor’s office is absolutely critical. We have to stop doing things the way we’ve always done them. It increases the impression among voters that their government does not respect them.”
What do you mean, "impression"?


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