Dwyer's Newsletter Bounty
- Dwyer is hosting a campaign meeting at 8028 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena on August 5th. Conveniently, 8028 Ritchie Highway is also the home to both the American View newsletter, and was the headquarters of the Peroutka for President campaign in 2004, and we all know that Don Dwyer campaigned against Republicans and the President in 2004.
- Dwyer alsotries to deflect the fact that he was A.W.O.L. during the June Special Session. Of course, I think it is fantastic when any student gets the opportunity to travel the world, regardless of whether it is with a parent or not. I got the opportunity to spend one month in Germany in 1995, and ten days in Russia in 1997. My wife also went to France as part of a school trip. We both went without our parents. We both came home in one piece.
The problem is that this would have been a perfect lesson in responsibility and making choices. In this day of modern telecommunications and jet travel, he should have had plenty of advance warning of the session and the capability to attend it. It's not like they decided Tuesday to go into session Wednesday. Several days of advance notice and planning went into this, so it's not like he could not have known a session was forthcoming. Dwyer had a responsibility to go to work and represent the people of District 31, and he did not do so. That was his choice. It's not like we could send a surrogate in his stead. Dwyer made a choice. We'll see in 47 days what the consequence of that choice is.
The closer we get to this election, the more accurate I think this is...
EDIT (10:18 pm): I want to make something crystal clear. If Dwyer's absence at the Special Session had been caused by a familiy illness or something similar, we wouldn't be talking about this. If it was because of the birth of a child in the family, we wouldn't be talking about this. Even if it were something like a school graduation, I at least wouldn't be talking about this. Those are good examples of when family comes first. And suffice it to say, a vacation does not qualify as a good excuse.