WELCOME TO BILL CUNNINGHAM LISTENERS! Just got back from running some errands, and spoke to Cunningham for 10 minutes or so before 2:00 p.m. I appreciate Willie letting me on the show and allowing me to plug BizzyBlog (remember, I asked if it was OK first), and then repeating the blog name several times even after the phone call ended.
Here’s a quick reference to previous posts and key documents:
- Overview and Index (moved to Oct. 13 because of continued interest) — Consider this the Cliff’s Notes if you’re pressed for time.
Part 1 — Why It’s Being Brought Up
Part 2 — The Resolution, and Strickland’s Floor Speech
Part 3 — The Reason Why He Said He Opposed It (and My Conversation with Him about It)
Part 4 — What It Reveals about How He Might Govern
Oct. 12 — Latest Developments
- Dayton Daily News Article from March 17 (text obtained from Proquest and saved at host for fair use and discussion purposes), where Mark Flannery’s raised the Strickland “present” vote and employee issues (mentioned on the Cunningham program today; note how much space is given to criticism of Flannery vs. the substance of the complaints).
- Full text of H CON RES 107 (saved to host hard drive), the Resolution Ted Strickland voted “Present” on.
- And finally, below is the full text of Strickland’s July 27, 1999 One-Minute Floor Speech (saved to host hard drive) where he criticized the 355 congresspersons who had voted 15 days earlier to condemn the American Psychological Association’s publication of a study that claimed that adult-child sex pedophilia can sometimes be a good thing — for the child (bolds are mine, and are the things Cunningham and I addressed in his show and during my call):
(Mr. STRICKLAND asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. STRICKLAND. Mr. Speaker, it troubles me that sometimes in this Chamber we stand and say things that we ought not to say. We criticize people that we have no right to criticize.
We recently voted to condemn a scientific study and an organization, an organization that has done as much as any organization in this country to fight child abuse.
I wonder how many of us read the study before we were willing to vote to say that the methodology was flawed. I wonder how many of us were technically competent to make that decision.
I believe that we ought to observe the Ten Commandments. One of those Commandments says, you ought not to bear false witness against your neighbor.
When we say things about an organization or about an individual scientist that are untrue or unsubstantiated, in my judgment, we have violated that Commandment.
We ought to have the decency not to vote to condemn something until we know what it is we are voting to condemn.
Other members of the State of Ohio Blog Alliance are covering Strickland-related matters the big Ohio newspapers have thus far ignored:
- Weapons of Mass Discussion, who last got the ball rolling on Strickland’s “Present” vote and covered the residency issue that I mentioned briefly at the end of the Cunningham interview.
- Strickland constitutent Lincoln Logs, who has honed in on the news (yes, real news) about Strickland’s voter registration being challenged in Columbiana County on the question of whether the apartment at his campaign quarters or his condo in Columbus is his real residence. This latest report from Lincoln Logs is on today’s Columbiana County Board of Elections hearing.
- NixGuy, with cogent commentary and fly-swatting as always.
- Scott Pullins, who has been working to get attention focused on theStrickland issues for some time. Scott had advance word that WorldNetDaily was going to cover the Strickland controversies, and they did.
Oh, and don’t miss this YouTube vid that will serve as Cliff’s notes for those who are new to the Strickland residency dispute.