MONDAY UPDATE: Don’t look now, folks, but the Club for Growth appears to have quietly made a certain bullet point vanish from Ken Buck’s endorsement over the weekend. The Buckpedaling continues! Round and round and round he goes! What does Buck really believe in? Nobody knows!
With apologies to Al Gore, it looks like Buck’s support for eliminating the Department of Education has become an “inconvenient truth.” We don’t think, however, that this change on the Club for Growth’s endorsement page (original text after the jump) accomplishes much besides making it look even worse–the confusion gave inquisitive readers ample time to confirm what Buck has actually said, and it’s not ambiguous in the least. Original post follows, you meddling kids!
There seems to be some confusion out there about the precise position of GOP Senate nominee Ken Buck with regard to the federal Department of Education. As most of you know, Buck’s primary opponent Jane Norton came out early and strongly for the wholesale abolition of the Department of Education–this turned into fairly negative press coverage for Norton, and in the days since Buck defeated Norton, Buck’s supporters have put great emphasis on his allegedly more nuanced view. Supposedly, Buck has gone on record in favor of ‘major cuts’ to the Department of Education, but as supporters strain to point out post-primary, not its elimination.
Well, somebody should probably tell this to the stridently conservative Club for Growth, which lists abolishing the Department of Education as one of the, you know, reasons they’ve endorsed him.
Where do you think they got that idea? This probably explains where the New York Times got it, anyway. Now, maybe it’s due for a correction, or maybe what we’re seeing here is a case of telling too many people too many contradictory things…depending on what they want to hear? We’re not privy to whatever interaction with the Club for Growth that led them to put this bullet point on their endorsement of Buck–we can only tell you what appears on their website as of this writing.
In other news, we have a winner from our poll a few days ago. “Buck-pedaling.”