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Wheeler comment taken out of context


I write regarding Assemblyman Wheeler’s remarks as reported in The Record-Courier and reported only in part and out of context elsewhere I might add.

I understand that Mr. Wheeler was discussing his voting record in this year’s legislative session when on occasion he didn’t “go along to get along” with fellow Republicans and voted the way his constituents asked him to vote or the way his conscience dictated.

Being a practitioner of plain speech, not necessarily politically correct speech and admittedly using a poor example, Mr. Wheeler said he would vote for slavery if his constituents directed him to, knowing full well that neither he nor his constituents would ever do such a thing. Yes, he probably shouldn’t have used such an extreme example, but he did, and that’s too bad. A victim of being too honest and not a typical double speaking career politician I suppose.

That Gov. Sandoval jumped on him is simply an indication that he’s looking to embarrass him and set the stage for an establishment “go along to get along” candidate in next year’s Assembly District 39 election.

It looks to this observer that the dirty tricks bag is already open and it’ll probably get a lot worse before next November.

Bob Ballou


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