Jeffie “Podunk” Pelline wasted a lot of time Sunday night criticizing a column I never wrote. Maybe the thin air at his mountain retreat is getting to his brain.
Jeffie’s criticism of my column in today’s edition of The Union is another part of his campaign to convince the local yokels that Assemblyman Brian Dahle is a moderate in a conservative’s clothing. Regardless of what Dahle does or doesn’t do, Jeffie will never admit he’s wrong about Dahle or anything else.
Podunk concedes that Dahle votes like a conservative and talks like a conservative, then offers the following to suggest that looks can be deceiving:
–Dahle does what every other elected official does, respond to his constituents concerns and attend various forums in his district;
–Special interest advocates like Peter Zan Vant and Izzy Martin work both sides of the political aisle;
–Dahle backs legislation that will create jobs in his district, like AB 590 promoting biomass plants.
Only the naive and gullible would take this as evidence that Dahle is a moderate Republican. But there is one piece of evidence Jeffie can’t get around: The hard-line conservatives in the Assembly Republican caucus didn’t pick Dahle to lead them because they think he’s a moderate.
Heck, Podunk even screwed up the headline: He should have said I was out in “right field,” not “left field.” You know: right, conservative; left, liberal. Maybe you can explain it to the man who knows everything.