Dave Westlake is running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Russ Feingold in 2010, and I don’t know about you all, but I’m positively excited to see this race unfold!
Here’s just a few tidbits I found interesting about Dave Westlake, as I used The Google to get a little background:
- First let’s start with Westlake’s comments attacking liberals (including Sen. Feingold) for wanting “public broadcast of unflattering or slanderous photos of U.S. servicemen and women engaging in questionable, if not illegal, acts.” So here’s what I’m wondering: if Dave Westlake thinks publicly broadcasting photos of U.S. servicemen and woman engaging in illegal acts would be slanderous, then how does he feel about the public broadcast of surveillance photos and videos as a tool to help catch criminals? Wouldn’t that be considered “slanderous” and “unflattering” to those criminals, if we apply Dave Westlake’s logic? In the same missive as linked above, Westlake goes on to say:
The real reason Senator Feingold and the minority in America insist on having these photos released is because they like nothing more than when our proud nation is humbled.
Ah, there’s nothing more refreshing from a candidate for the United States Senate than to assert his opponent hates America.
- I also found the Westlake for Senate campaign slogan to be interesting: “I believe in you. Do you?” Call me crazy (and you wouldn’t be the first), but that’s a slogan that makes Westlake sound more like a motivational speaker and less like a Senate candidate. In a recent article, Westlake is also quoted as saying, “I believe in Wisconsinites. Now, I want to give Wisconsinites a reason to believe in themselves.” So here’s my question to Dave Westlake: What makes you think Wisconsinites don’t believe in themselves? I know I believe in myself, and pretty much all my friends believe in themselves, so I’m wondering where Westlake is meeting all these Wisconsinites with such low self-esteem.
- And finally, there’s this little gem, courtesy of the Westlake for Senate Facebook page:
Dave wrote at 4:00pm yesterday
Well, we’re just over 2 weeks down the campaign trail and I’ve already got “progressives” blogging about our campaign! Is that a badge of honor or what? The best thing about it is they’re saying exactly what I hoped they would…
As one of the “progressive” bloggers writing about Dave Westlake, I’m honored by the shout-out, and I promise to keep mentioning him, as long as he keeps mentioning me, but what’s up with the quotation marks around progressive?
Now excuse me while I go add Dave Westlake and his Senate page to my Facebook friends list!