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On the Environment, It’s “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” For Favola Campaign

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Notice (on the “flip”) how there’s a big recycling image on the front of the Favola campaign’s latest mailer? Well, that’s not the recycling image you normally see on pro-environment candidates’ mailers, indicating that the mailer was printed on recycled paper with soy ink, etc. Instead, this is just a stylized graphic meant to indicate how “green” Barbara is. Again, though, there’s no recycling logo on the back of Favola’s mailer, where it actually would mean something.

Also note, I have checked every single one of Favola’s mailers – and I’ve gotten a lot of them the past few weeks! – and not ONE of them has been recycled (although they’ve all had the “union bug”) or printed using soy ink. In contrast, ALL of Jaime Areizaga-Soto’s mailers have been both labor and environmentally friendly, as all have had both the “union bug” and recycling symbols on the back.  

Apparently, when it comes to the environment, as in so many other areas (e.g., taking money from developers with business before the County Board after agreeing not to do so, for ethical reasons), it’s “do as I say, not as I do” for Barbara Favola! Also, if Favola runs her campaign in a non-environmentally-friendly manner, then what will she be like if she gets to Richmond, especially after her patron/mentor Dick Saslaw’s energy and natural resource buddies have a few talks (and/or trips to uranium mines, coal-fired power plants, etc.) with her?