Friday, October 08, 2010

O'Donnell and Urquhart Duck Environmental Debate

Republicans Christine O'Donnell and Glen Urquhart don't even want to talk about the environment. Jeff Montgomery of the News Journal explains:
A sharp green line divides the environmental stands of Democratic and Republican candidates for Delaware's open seats in Congress.

Voters have been denied a chance, however, to see that divide.

The state's only public, nonpartisan congressional candidate forum on environmental issues was scuttled this week when Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell -- who hammered primary opponent Mike Castle for his vote on cap-and-trade pollution controls -- did not reply to repeated invitations to participate.

Glen Urquhart, Republican candidate for the House, separately declined to attend, citing other commitments. Both Democratic candidates had accepted the invitation.
I also am aware that neither O'Donnell nor Urquhart bothered to return a questionnaire to one of the country's largest and oldest environmental organizations. However, I can't share the name of the organization just yet.

I'm used to disagreement on environmental issues; after all, politics is the business of working out contentious issues. What I'm not so used to is candidates who don't even want to discuss the issue.


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