Some have called on me to issue a retraction for my latest post. Let's be clear, I was quoting the National Journal, not some unnamed source. Since Rep. Boyda's office didn't send me the press release she supposedly sent out clarifying the information she gave the National Journal that she did not apply to the Blue Dog Coalition, I'm under no obligation to do anything. In fact, if the National Journal was in error in reporting, then they should be the ones to issue a correction, not a retraction. Please, BlocBoyda, if you are going to pretend to be a journalist, at least know what you're saying.
Moreover, I tend to believe that the National Journal had the impression Boyda was trying to say she didn't apply to the Blue Dogs. It is a reputable publication with good reporters. What would they have to gain by making it up?
This is Boyda's M.O., get whacked down for a position or a statement (or in this case being too liberal for the Blue Dogs), then try to pretend it didn't exist or try to change it, then get called on the carpet for changing your position, then blame everything on partisan politics. Dizzying, isn't it?
The only retraction I want to make is to pull Nancy Boyda out of office because I've had enough of the spinning and positioning and generally all the fake sincerity and false outrage that Nancy spits out. Maybe the other blog out there that takes orders from Nancy and Steve Boyda drank the kool-aid and says "how high" when asked to jump, but the truth is the truth. And the truth is, Nancy Boyda is liberal, she will lie in a heartbeat (particularly when she thinks she can get away with it), she embarrasses herself and Kansans regularly, and she has a growing reputation for being pushy and mean when off the record.
Either of our Republican nominees offers a stark contrast to the way in which Nancy Boyda operates, votes and believes. It will be a pleasure to have this blog go dark next November as Nancy is ushered out of office.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.