Monday, October 18, 2010

Man bites dog! Four candidates agree!

Gubernatorial politics in Massachusetts is pretty competitive, so it is something to note when all four candidates agree on something. The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization gave the four competitors such a forum last night. They all agreed that they were in opposition to two pending ballot questions, one which would repeal the state's affordable housing law and one which would roll back the state's sales tax.

Here's their signed statement:

7 comments:

Paul Levy said...

Sorry, Joe M, I'm not printing any comments that take sides in this campaign.

Joe M. said...

Totally understandable.

Anonymous said...

Slightly tangential to your main point, but when one contemplates the recent remarks of the German chancellor regarding Christian vs. Muslim "values", the importance of such an interfaith organization in our country becomes very apparent.

nonlocal

Paul Levy said...

Not at all tangential, as expressions of tolerance are an important aspect of GBIO's mission.

Anonymous said...

I meant the main point being that the candidates agreed on something.

Parenthetically, I just read some comments saying that the original German quote was poorly translated (I don't read German), but the gist of her speech was clearly not one of multicultural tolerance.

nonlocal

Brenda said...

From Facebook:

Wow, that is impressive! I admire all of them for standing up for reason.

Bill said...

From Facebook:

I guess there is sanity somewhere in the world! The thought of Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown agreeing on ANYTHING, even the day of the week, is incomprehensible.