Last week, we pointed out that very liberal Democrat Tina Podlodowski — who is challenging Republican incumbent Kim Wyman for Secretary of State — is a rather big hypocrite. She claims to believe that “every voice” counts, but her actions don’t quite match up to her words.
In fact, Podlodowski blocks everyone from her Twitter account who dares to criticize her or who has a dissenting opinion.
Well, P-o-d-l-o-d-o-w-s-k-i (we had a small spelling mistake the last time around) has responded to our story via Twitter. Here’s what she had to say:
Note that she did not address the point in our story — the fact that she doesn’t appreciate those who have differing opinion or who dare challenge her opinion.
Instead, Podlodowski tries to deflect attention from her shortcomings by pointing to an article that has nothing to do with ShiftWA. The article — which appeared on Verbatim, the “fact-checking” project of Ballotpedia — claims that a fundraising letter signed by former state Attorney General Rob McKenna is false because it said that iVote, a lefty group founded by liberal presidential campaign veterans, has Wyman in its “crosshairs.”
Apparently, it doesn’t. And, that’s Podlodowski’s big “gotcha” response to our article — weak, to say the least.
Perhaps the most bizarre part of Podlodowski’s pathetic response is that — despite what she is trying to prove — the article she links to doesn’t prove that McKenna’s fundraising piece was false. Simply put, Verbatim’s “fact-checking” is pathetic. By the author’s own admission, it lacked actual probing (limited to examining campaign spending records and public statements by iVote) and interviewing an iVote spokesman.
The article fails to mention a rather pertinent fact: iVote is a super PAC that — like so many other super PACs — takes full advantage of dark money strategies. As the Washington Post reported, “veterans of President Obama’s reelection campaign have launched iVote, a super PAC that will funnel money to battleground states with competitive races for secretary of state.”
The only other evidence Verbatim presents for its “false” verdict is the word of the iVote spokesperson. And, it’s lost on us why a “fact-checking” website like Verbatim would deem the word of a spokesperson for a super PAC as gospel truth.
In the end, Podlodowski is ridiculous and weak. Perhaps she was upset for being called out for her hypocrisy.