The StarNews has been no stranger in critiquing the GOP on the issue of fracking. They addressed it here (where they miss the reality that more petroleum reserves have been discovered than ever before) and they are extremely skeptical of it here (mainly because Republicans were pushing it.)
But the local editorial staff has yet to mention Dem. Susi Hamilton’s necessary vote to pass the fracking bill vetoed by the Governor. Are they really that far into the pander bear mode? If the StarNews wants to say this is a good override, then they can support Hamilton’s decision but they’ll also have to say the GOP did a good job with the bill. If they say it’s a bad bill, then they’ll have to say something about Hamilton’s decision to be the needed vote that had the NCLCV ask her to return her “Rising Star” award.
It’s a tough position for the editorial staff to find itself in. Hamilton, this time, made the right decision albeit in a bizarre way.Read full article » No Comments »