Monday, August 18, 2008

Delaware Sierra Club Gubernatorial Forum Tuesday

The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club (of which I am a member) is hosting a gubernatorial forum on environmental issues Tuesday night at 7:00 at the Jewish Community Center on Eden Hill Road, just off Rt. 202. The Sierra Club is teaming up with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and 10 other co-sponsors.
Michael McCabe, one of Delaware's most respected environmentalists, is moderating the forum. Michael is a former deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The News Journal reports that one invited candidate will not be attending:
Retired Judge Bill Lee, the GOP's endorsed candidate, has declined all such invitations until after the Sept. 9 primary.
So far Bill Lee has avoided offering more than a few talking points on environmental issues. Perhaps he is devoting the time not spent discussing the issues to studying them.

3 Comments:

Blogger Shirley Vandever said...

"Perhaps he is devoting the time not spent discussing the issues to studying them. "

What a novel idea ! Would that all the candidates would do the same instead of spouting platitudes.

7:24 PM, August 18, 2008  
Anonymous kavips said...

I think the idea is that studying should be done before throwing ones hat in the ring. Of course we know in Bill's that was hard to do.

More likely his advisers have warned Lee not to dare go against Protack, for if he did, it would be difficult for any voter to continue to vote for Lee.

Mike Protack has stood his ground well against Carney and Markell. Republicans can be proud. Lee is untested and thereby hoping his leftover red, white, and blue campaign signs turn the trick for him.

But I certainly agree with you on the idea of throwing platitudes completely out of the electoral process.....

1:11 AM, August 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what Lee is doing is not studying the issues as much as studying what Markell and Carney's take on the issues is. That way, starting Sept 10, he will have ammunition against their positions or have common ground with them with additional opinions. Why waste time fighting now and opening yourself up for total debate.

10:51 AM, August 19, 2008  

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