Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Paloma Endorsement and Misstep

Paloma Capanna was endorsed by Women's Action for New Direction, which the press release describes as:

empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward human and environmental needs.


Sure it sounds like a noble cause, but the fact is while Onondaga County may be hurting on the manufacturing front, it is growing on the high tech front, particularly from defense contractors. In fact, Lockheed Martin is the 6th biggest employer in the county, not to mention the numerous other smaller firms. This was a fairly tone deaf political move by Paloma's campaign. The key to this race will be winning Cicero, Clay, Dewitt, Manlius and Salina, which also happen to be were most of the people employed by these defense contractors are.

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