Unethical Shaffer endorses unethical Benker
Color me skeptical, but I found the endorsement of Longmont City Council member Karen Benker by Colorado State Senator Brandon Shaffer fairly ironic – and pretty pointless. Make no mistake, this was tactical as Mr. Shaffer ran against Ms. Benker’s opponent Katie Witt for State Senate last year. People can point out that Mr. Shaffer beat Ms. Witt, but he isn’t on the ballot this year. His brand, along with Ms. Benker’s and the entire Democratic Party has sunk at such a pace in the last year that even surprises me.
But back to the irony: As I’ve written in many other places, Ms. Benker has a problem with transparency in regards to Colorado’s Sunshine Laws. Well, you know what they say about birds of a feather (they tend to flock together, in case you didn’t know). Mr. Shaffer was recently in the news over some of his own transparency problems.
Funny how when elected officials are term limited, they feel free to go hog wild and disregard laws and ethics. Basically, an endorsement by Brandon Shaffer isn’t worth the newspaper it’s printed on.
Maybe Ms. Benker could have gotten an endorsement from State Representative John “Jack” Pommer. Then again maybe not:
Oh well, nevermind, another term limited Democrat who can’t follow the law. Are there any honest ones at all?