Sunday, March 8, 2009
HOLY COW AUBERTINE!
Aubertine is losing his street cred with the Agriculture community quicker than Citibank is losing on stocks.
There has been a "tit-for-tat" between the Aubertine staff, and the NY Farm Bureau and the International Dairy Foods Association, both of whom oppose Aubertine's new MPC bill. The details can be found in this article published in Valley News Online. You have to check this out for yourself, but Aubertine gets bloodied up pretty badly for the way he drafted the bill and for not seeking comment from leaders in the dairy industry.
I don't think folks in the North Country will forget about this one anytime soon. Of course when we called Aubertine's press secretary for comment we didn't get an answer... he was probrably out gettin' something blazed or trying to spin the unemployment numbers of his member's district.
Who would have thought the fireworks would be happening over Aubertine's farm policy? One farmer called Darrel's legislation "10 years too late." That's one Darrel's opponent ought to save for the oppo books.