Andy Vidak is running for the 16th senate district in a runoff vs. Leticia Perez. He finally joined the show today, after not coming in during the primary period. I grilled him on why he didn't come on. He lost out on being the outright winner by only 115 votes. Those votes that could have been earned by reaching out to Power Talk listeners.
Vidak believes the way to save the state is jobs and water. I wonder how effective he can be being a Republican in a Democratic supermajority. We also talked a lot about his farming cherries and how he operates his business.
An interesting part of the interview is when his opponent, Leticia Perez called in. Perez chided Vidak on his voting record, claiming he missed votes. I asked both of them to appear together in studio for a debate where I'll ask the questions.
The Supreme Court made decisions today favoring gay marriage and striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. I don't think this benefits our country, our state or society. It breaks it down even further. I want strong marriages and strong families. I don't think this does it. This should have not been a decision the Supreme Court should have made.
This Supreme Court decision also goes to show that those who say "my vote doesn't count" probably has it right. We voted on this twice. We put it in our state constitution. But, that I suppose is not good enough.
How does the legalization of gay marriage make our lives better? More jobs? Strong families? What are we going to have?
Paula Deen went on another apology tour, this morning landing on the Today show. It's too bad to get your tush in a ringer where you have to go out and to that.
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