Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
Madeira Says Bigus Lied in His Mailer About Being the Only "Sportsman" in the Race
Madeira has issued a press release questioning Bigus' assertion that Bigus is the only sportsman in the race. To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on what your definition of is, is, or in this case, what your definition of sportsman is. Here's Madeira's press release in full, followed by Bigus' response to 20thsenatorial.
From: David Madeira for Senate
May 8, 2006
Bigus, Come Clean on Your Lies!
(DALLAS, PENNSYLVANIA) Today, many Northeast Pennsylvania residents got a bonus with their daily paper – a flier from the Russ Bigus camp stuffed in the box once again touting that he is the only sportsman in the race. One problem. It isn’t true.
State Senate Candidate David Madeira is calling opponent Russ Bigus on his repeated assertion that he is "the ONLY sportman in the senate campaign." Madeira said, "It's gone from a small fish story to a whale of a tale. My opponent is claiming something that he knows not to be true and I have told him so personally months ago. I come from a many generations of hunters and have been a sportsman since I was old enough to get a hunting license.”
“I am a life member of the Gun Owners of America and a member of the NRA since 1993. For Russ to continue to make his assertions shows a reckless disregard, not just for the truth, but for basic provable facts. What can you believe on that flyer? Is he telling the truth about never taking a pay raise? Is he telling the truth about supporting term limits? If he is can’t get his facts straight now, what will he do when he gets in office?”
While Madeira was unsuccessful in his forays into the woods this year, last year he was able to bag an 8-pointer, which is currently at the taxidermist being mounted. Madeira so believes in the second amendment and teaching good sportsmanship that his daughter, who is his hunting buddy, has even been awarded the Outstanding Hunter/Trapper Education Student “Interest-Commitment” Achievement Award from the Factoryville Sportsman’s Club in Wyoming County.
I think we need to look at all the candidates, not just the ones we don't like. After all, this is a 5 way race.
If, as Madeira claims, Bigus knew Madeira was a sportsman, but continues to say he's the only one, then there is a credibility issue.
The sportsman issue may be a minor one...but I want to be able to trust what someone says.
The last thing we need in Harrisburg is someone else who will talk out of both sides of their mouth.
Clinton was consistent and clear too, he stayed on message, but even he had to come clean eventually
I wonder if he'll say he can beat Bigus in arm wrestling too?
your both starting to sound like spoiled brats. Don't forget to pick up your marbles before you storm out of the room with a fat lower lip.