... if it's for a good reason.
In their continuing effort to rehab Tim "The Liar" Leavitt, we get columns like this today from their editor, wherein he tells us:
OK, I’m not quite as hard on the mayor as some might be over this switcheroo. IOf course, if that "realization" HAD come "before the election," Leavitt would have lost, making the issue moot.
appreciate when someone sees the light and has the courage to change course.
I just wish it had come before the election.
I had known, and wrote, that Leavitt was a lying scum bag the SECOND he came out "opposed to tolls." With Steve "I can be bought" Stuart on his campaign and The Liar's utterly nonsensical "I'm not an obstructionist" position, there are two irrefutable conclusions:
1. Leavitt was NEVER opposed to tolls.
2. The toll issue was the ONLY campaign issue Leavitt could gin up to separate himself from Pollard.
It was fake. It was made up out of whole cloth. Leavitt was lying about that position from the beginning.
And now, he's made the political decision to come out of the Columbian's "pro-toll" closet NOW, to reduce the massive political damage he's inflicted on himself later, when he runs for whatever other office he's got in mind.
Of course, as the Columbian has just pointed out, it's perfectly OK to lie, when the lie dovetails with THEIR lies and agenda.
The problem is Brancaccio's ignorance about this issue, and his pro-spin position.
Instead of focusing on Leavitt's lack of integrity, his record of lies, his cynical political ploy to get elected....
We're told that Leavitt "saw the light and changed course."
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Son.
Leavitt didn't CHANGE anything.
This was Leavitt's position from the beginning (as I repeatedly stated during the election run-up) an now, like his political decision to lie to the ignorant who actually voted for him, he's made the political decision to come out of the closet so he'll get a little political cover when he starts advocating for tolls to get this thing built, because like most of the bridger/looters, they'd shoot their own mothers to get this thing built, saddling us with hundreds of millions of dollars of debt per year, and tasking 65,000 commuters with yet another massive fee to work in Oregon.
Most of the bridger/looters won't have to PAY these fees, of course. And it's easy to make others spend THEIR money.
And now that The Liar is in the fold and has fully drank all of the Columbian's kool aid.... why, he's magically "seen the light."
What a crock of Grade A horse shit.
Cross posted at Tim Leavitt Watch.