Friday, February 23, 2007

Morning Coffee Rant

It's been reported that Sen. Glenn Coffee wrote an open letter to Gov. Brad Henry yesterday chastising him for not understanding the value and process of bi-partisanship and collaboration.

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard this. You send an open letter to the news media accusing Governor Henry of playing partisan politics, how hypocritical. But then you and your partisan political hack buddies at the capitol never let truth interfere with your hyperpartisan political attacks.

Our Governor has an 83% approval rating largely because his agenda priorities and leadership style reflect a strong commitment to bipartisanship and collaboration. His agenda and priorities reflect the will of Oklahoma's citizens --- stronger investments in education, healthcare, and research that will return to our state as higher paying jobs, healthier citizens and expanded opportunities for success --- regardless of political affiliation.

In fact, Henry has often demonstrated his forward vision for our state by saying "I'm building a state, not a party" and yet Coffee accuses the Governor of pure partisan politics. Back at 'ya Glenn. You are the one who has partisan press releases waiting for the "send" button before committee votes are even tallied. You are the one who is demanding lockstep allegiance to a failed partisan ideology ---- didn't you get the message, the Democrats took Congress and we are poised to take the White House in 2008. And Oklahoma Democrats are set to win secure majorities in the State House and State Senate in 2008. The fearmongering tricks and tomfoolery that worked for you and yours in 2004 and 2006 are out the door. Better not look left or right 'cause the Blue tsunami is coming to Oklahoma in 2008 and your appellation will be swept away with the debris.

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