Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jamie Aulik's Think Tank is Empty

On Tuesday of this week, lefty blogger Xoff was having hot flashes because gubernatorial candidate Mark Green had the audacity to not rattle off his entire campaign platform at a press conference. Said Xoff:
I've often marveled, and sometimes commented here, about Mark Green's ability to avoid talking about issues when he doesn't want to, which seems to be a good deal of the time...

This guy's running for governor. When he has a rare news conference, any question a reporter wants to ask should be fair game. Do you think Jim Doyle could get away with saying he'll tell you about his political positions later?
As it turns out, Green was downright chatty compared to 9th State Senate District Democratic candidate Jamie Aulik. Aulik, a 26 year old Iraq war veteran, gave the following answers to these questions when posed to him by the Sheboygan Press:

However, Aulik avoided indicating how he would have voted on a few contentious matters resolved in the current legislative session or currently under debate. He wasn't prepared to say how he would have voted on the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, the right of citizens to carry concealed weapons, or reviving the death penalty. "Those issues are divisive. They make people turn against each other," said Aulik...

Concealed Carry...

Aulik declined to take a position. He said state legislators should be more concerned about creating an affordable health care system.

Same sex marriage ban...

Aulik is concerned opposite sex unmarried partners might not be able to exercise medical decisions for the other individual. He would not say how he would have voted on the amendment, which will be on the November ballot.

Mandating ethanol for the lowest grade of gasoline...

"It is an issue I should study further ... in general, I support consumer choice," Aulik said.

So who deserves the blame here? The media or Aulik? I will anxiously await Xoff's response.

Also, notice Leibham called Aulik "an honorable young man ... who should serve as an example to all of us." Aulik then turned right around and trashed him. At least someone in this race is showing the class befitting a State Senator.