We’re finding out this morning that slick Rick Weiland isn’t just a snake oil salesman. Courtesy of a Weiland backed measure, we’re finding out that he’s actually a two-faced snake oil salesman!
A press release out this morning on Amendment V (allowing Democrats to hide their party affiliations on the ballot) notes…
Amendment V – Non-Partisan Elections will:
Place all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, on one primary ballot for voters to decide.
Advance the two candidates who win the highest number of votes to the general election.
Prevent taxpayer dollars from being wasted on private party elections.
Take note of the part where it cites as a reason to support the ballot measure that it will “Prevent taxpayer dollars from being wasted on private party elections.” The release goes on further to note Slick Rick Weiland as one of the campaign’s co-chairs.
An uninformed observer might take that all at face value. … But what about the other ballot measure that Slick Rick is sponsoring, Initiated Measure 22? IM22, is described in part by the Attorney General as creating “a publicly funded campaign finance program for statewide and legislative candidates.“
So, out of one of his mouths, Weiland is grousing about taxpayer dollars being spent on party elections. But at the same time, the mouth on his other face is promoting a measure that sends taxpayer dollars straight into the pockets of politicians.
You’ve got to love liberal politicians! And it’s little wonder why people don’t trust them.