Friday, April 09, 2010

Calling out the Colónites

Brian Colon has been accused of push polling.
He has been accused of trying to make voters believe
that one of his opponents was "involved" in a fatal DWI accident.

If the allegation is true, it points to reprehensible behavior
and to a need to hold Colón accountable.

If the allegation is false, that falsity is immediately proved
by seeing the actual script. Colón refuses to release it.

Colónite's defense of Colón falls into two categories;

  1. everyone else is doing it, and (the suggestion that)
  2. there are good and ethical reasons to not release the text.
Assume that we will accept the premise that, a thing is not OK,
simply because everyone else is doing it.

As near as I can tell, the poll question read;
"Would you still support Joe Campos if you knew
he was part of a DWI accident that killed a whole family."
Colón's camp has denied "doing a push poll".

They have yet to deny having asked this specific question,
with this or similar wording.

Here is my challenge to any Colónite who will accept it;
point specifically to a good and ethical reason
to refuse to let voters see this question.

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