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


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?  

  • NOVA expat

    Do as I say, not as I do, that is.

    Areizaga-Soto: “Don’t call me a Republican,” BUT it’s ok if I use images in my mailer to do the same thing.

    Lowell, NewVirginia: “It’s outrageous that Favola would call Areizaga-Soto a Republican,” BUT not a peep about Areizaga-Soto doing the EXACT SAME THING to Favola.  

    Funny how that works, isn’t it?


  • notlarrysabato

    Shocking that after 15 years of being involved in the biggest failures in the VA Democratic Party that he would sign with Barbara.

    OK, maybe not.  😀

  • mrg.uva

    one of the most biggest collection of “bugs” I’ve ever had on mail before:  union-printed, recycled, printed with soy ink, 100% wind power.  The soy ink is a particularly new one to me, as according to Green Wiki:

    As opposed to traditional Petroleum-based ink, soy-based ink:

       is more Environmentally friendly

       is available in brighter colors

       improves the life span of the printers

       makes it easier to recycle paper

       is more economic in the long run.