The following press release, which I like a great deal, is from the Democratic Party of Virginia. As is typical for George Allen, and specifically in the case of the Ryan Plan and where he stands, the message from “Felix” is essentially “do as I, say not as I do.” In sum, other politicians should “tet off their cushy seats and vote yes or vote no, don’t slough it off and avoid accountability and responsibility.” But those rules don’t apply to George Allen himself, apparently. I can’t say I’m surprised, as this is the George Allen we came to know and…well, not exactly love, in 2006. Apparently, when it comes to George Allen, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
New Video – Allen should take his own advice on voting ‘yes’ or ‘no’
Richmond, VA – The Democratic Party of Virginia released a new video today featuring Senate candidate George Allen speaking to a crowd in Lexington, VA and urging members of Congress to take votes on Environmental Protection Agency regulations, saying:
“Members need to get off their cushy seats and vote yes or vote no, don’t slough it off and avoid accountability and responsibility.”
“George Allen is the last person who should be lecturing anyone about avoiding accountability and responsibility when it comes to congressional votes,” said DPVA Executive Director David Mills. “Democrats and Republicans alike have asked him repeatedly to tell Virginians how he’d vote on Paul Ryan’s plan to end Medicare as we know it (a plan he praised) yet he continues to duck, spin and obfuscate.
“Maybe being confronted with his own words on the issue will motivate George Allen to get off of his own ‘cushy seat’ and tell Virginians how they could expect him to vote on important issues like the future of Medicare.”
Allen praised the Ryan plan calling it “thoughtful” and “constructive,” but has refused multiple calls to tell Virginians whether he would vote “yes” or “no” on such a plan were he in the Senate.