Thursday, September 30, 2010

Garry Post doesn't know how things work

If you're going to take potshots at somebody for so called "ineffectiveness" then you better know how things work, know the rules of the game, and be able to say how you'd do things better besides vague BS.

Post took shots in a press release he sent to the media, and the story was in today's Argus. From the Argus

According to his figures, first-term Republican lawmakers on average introduced about 18 bills in the past two years, compared to Denby's seven.

The number of bills introduced don't make a rep effective. Neither do cosponsors. What they do is show what a sponsor/cosponsor feels about an issue. Nothing more, or less. The fact is this. You have a democrat house, by a big margin. That's the facts. If Cindy wants a bill passed, would it be more effective with a dem sponsor or republican sponsor providing all sides agree? A dem. Else, the bill will likely die in committee, which is the fate of most bills (unless a often nasty compromise). That's the way things work a majority of the time. Publicly, it's not Cindy's bill. In reality, it is. Those who don't know how things work, like Garry Post, do not understand that.

I feel I am campaigning on the promise of being a leader in the Legislature and not a mere follower," he said

By what? Being the heir of your mom and dad's landlord business?

Cosponsorships and sponsorships do not make you a leader and effective legislature. Good input on bills, good votes yea or nay, and being in touch with constituents do make you a good legislator. Cindy's not a braggart. That's not what she does. She shows up. She works hard, and gets things done. I've worked with her office in the past on issues even no longer being in that district. Cindy is effective. Garry Post at best has a nasty learning curve.

1 comment:

Communications guru said...

Garry Post is correct.

You claim “She works hard, and gets things done.” Name something.

If you're going to take potshots at somebody for pointing out a fact, then you better know how things work, know the rules of the game, and be able to say what makes them an effective leader besides vague BS.

I’m well aware of what a Legislator does, but does she have any accomplishments at all?

The only thing she does well is operate in the minority. I can point to some people in the Senate that have spent their entire career in the minority, yet they get bills passed. They can work across the aisle. Something, apparently, she can’t do. She’s a very nice person, but, as Garry Post says, she is an ineffective lawmaker.

What makes her an effective leader? Being the heir of your mom and dad's furniture business?