In Allan Kittleman We Trust
Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I have read a couple letters to the editor that are critical of Senator Allan Kittleman’s distribution of his campaign funds to help other candidates.
I do not understand the motivation of these letter writers. Looking up their names on the campaign finance data base one of them might have contributed $25.00 to a campaign in 2002. They have not contributed to Allan Kittleman so they are not talking about their own contributions.
Perhaps I am wrong, but I think that most people are like me. When they give money to a candidate they trust the candidate they do so because they trust the candidate’s judgement. If the candidate judges that they want to help another candidate with finances then that is fine with me. If I don’t want my candidate to use the money for anything else than his campaign I tell him, “This is for yard signs”, or “This is for putting up and developing www.therealken.com website, but don’t tell anyone“.
If you really care about this then find out who Senator Kittleman contributed to and find out who their primary and general election opponents were and then lets walk down the list. I say that tongue in cheek because I am left to wonder. Are these letter writers part of an organized campaign because Senator Kittleman did not give money to the “THEIR” candidates?
I admit I am reading between the lines but these letters have a real tone of “sour grapes” to them.