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Doug Lamborn has the appearance of a man running for office but terrified of the press’s ability to publicize news he doesn’t want reported.
Salida’s Mountain Mail reported here http://www.themountainmail.com… today, July 1, in regard to Lamborn’s race for the 5th Congressional District Seat in Colorado that
Despite requests, Lamborn was reluctant to answer questions concerning his campaign, offering up the saying, “Good policy is good politics.” Both Lamborn and his campaign manager were not willing to speak about his re-election campaign.
Is he afraid the press will ask about his lies on having never supported a tax increase? The truth remains that Doug Lamborn has lied for his entire elective office career about his having never supported a tax increase. The Gazette has reported on this in the past week: http://www.gazette.com/news/ta… Is that one of the things he’s afraid to talk about?
Is he afraid the press will ask for full disclosure about his past employment history? After taking office in Congress, when asked by a reporter from the Hill if he had ever been fired from a job, Lamborn said, “I can’t remember. I can’t categorically deny it.” http://www.coloradopols.com/sh… We all know Doug Lamborn would never lie about never having supported a tax increase, right? So, we can equally as well believe him if he tells us he can’t remember if he’s never been fired from a job.
Is he afraid the press, particularly Erin Emery, will ask him about the Ratteree Letter, the letter falsely accusing Lamborn’s Republican opponent, Tom Ratterree, of taking his dying wife off life support? http://www.coloradopols.com/sh… We all know Doug would never lie about never having supported a tax increase, right? So, Erin Emery can believe Lamborn, we can believe Lamborn, that he’d never be involved in such a campaign practice, right?
Is he afraid the press will ask what he knew and when he knew it about the Christian Coalition of Colorado’s fundraising for the wedding cake hit pieces on Jeff Crank? http://www.coloradopols.com/sh… We all know that Doug Lamborn would never lie about having supported a tax increase, right? So, we can believe him if he should tell the press he never knew anything about the fundraising, never minding that his campaign manager, Jon Hotaling, is the brother of Mark Hotaling who was with the Christian Coalition of Colorado.
Lawyer Lamborn may think the 5th CD race is a Courthouse contest that he can win by taking the 5th Amendment and remaining silent in the face of the press’s questions. He may think he can remain silent and refuse to answer his constituents’ and opponents’ questions at forums and debates. But, he better think again. This is not a Courthouse contest. It’s a Congressional race. Doug Lamborn’s silence can, will, and should be used against him.