Mary Etta Ruley vs Dan Burton

Mary Etta Ruley vs Dan Burton

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“Is there democracy in Fishers?”

Since: Oct 07

Fishers, IN

#1 Sep 20, 2008
Can anyone tell me why or how Dan Burton has stayed in Congress for 26 years? Thirteen terms in the House. And what has he DONE in those thirteen years? I did some checking, and since 1993, of all the bills Burton has sponsored, only eight have become law. That's all. What has he been doing for those 26 years?

We probably all have heard about him missing votes to go play golf, usually paid for by special interests. But wait, maybe we WANT him to be gone. When he is present and voting, he does things like being the ONLY member of the House to vote against ethics reform. The only one. And he made a national fool of himself in the baseball steroids hearings.

The Republican Party finally started to get wise, and a very credible opponent showed up in the 2008 primary, Dr. John McGoff. Dr. McGoff actually BEAT Burton in Marion and Hamilton counties, the two most populous in the Fifth District, but lost pretty much everywhere else. Burton got only 52% of the Republican primary votes district-wide.

So the Republicans blew their chance to replace Burton with someone more credible. Now it is the Democrats turn at bat. Enter Grant County resident Mary Etta Ruley, a former Congressional staffer, think-tanker, and Grant County business woman.

Ms. Ruley has positive ideas for growing the economy and putting people to work, for alternative technology, and for national defense. Quite a contrast to "Indiana Dan", whose chief claim to fame is being pro-gun, pro-life, and pro- any lobbyist who wants to throw cash his way. Remember the Pakistani lobbyist flap about 10 years ago that got buried?

I admit to being a member of the "anyone but Dan" club, pretty much anyway, there have been some odd ones run against Dan. But Mary Etta Ruley seems the real deal.

Check her out at . If you have a question not answered there, email her at the address shown on the web page.

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