When DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp's original partisan screed first went out of her offices last Friday, March 9th, as a news release, it seemed to have been written so hurriedly that came with the wrong date - - Feb. 20 - - and it was so obviously partisan that it attacked "Democrat State Senators."
I noted that in this post:
And here's the little tip-off, the "tell," if you will, that her intentions were partisan, because at the end of her email, Stepp says:Stepp's office had also sent that text by email to all DNR employees with the same ending:
On my travels through-out the state, I have found that most of the citizens of the state trust the DNR to do its job. Why don't Democrat State Senators?"Democrat State Senators."
That use of the noun "Democrat" when "Democratic" is the proper term is a typical, righty, Republican/Tea Party Rush-ism invention and put-down - - and you only hear it in a partisan context when the right and GOP wants to diminish the Democratic Party by mis-naming it.
As the debate on the mining bill raged, we all heard the hyper political language about the environmental harm that would result from any iron ore mine. It was very difficult for me to sit back and watch. I was ever hopeful that calmer heads would prevail considering the $1.5 billion investment and the thousands of resulting jobs that the state could have welcomed while the environment is protected...
On my travels through-out the state, I have found that most of the citizens of the state trust the DNR to do its job. Why don't Democrat State Senators?Technically fixed, but we see right through it.
So does this writer at Daily Kos.
Nice try, post hoc.