Is Nunnelee Responding To McGlowan?
Alan Nunnelee released his first statement since Angela McGlowan’s Gallo interview hit YouTube and the blogs. In it, he says he is going to continue to honor Reagan’s Eleventh Amendment to not speak ill of other Republicans calling 2008 a lesson he hopes all Republicans remember. So, as you would expect, he doesn’t directly mention McGlowan nor does he say anything about her claim that his camp spread the video.
However, he does not hesitate in explicitly spelling out his support for the Second Amendment:
I believe in our constitution and I am a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. Since entering public life I have been fortunate to be endorsed by the NRA every time I have run. Our founding fathers knew what they were doing when they wrote the Bill of Rights and the freedoms guaranteed in that document – freedom of speech, free press, the right to peaceably assemble, the freedom of religion, the freedom from unlawful search and seizure, trial by jury and the right to bear arms are all linked and we cannot weaken one of them without weakening them all.
Also, Nunnelee appeared to shoot back at McGlowan’s criticism that she is running against career politicians:
I have learned that there is a big difference between talking about conservative values and converting those values into effective public policy. For the past seven years, I have stood shoulder to shoulder with Governor Haley Barbour as we have attempted to craft a budget that lives within our means. I know how to tell the liberals “no” when they want to overspend because I do it every day.
Nunnelee also didn’t mind mentioning that he has been elected five times. So it doesn’t look like he is going to be running away from the “career politician” label.
Basically, I say this as a rebuttal to some of what McGlowan has been saying without calling her out or attacking her at the same time. I expect Nunnelee to keep playing it safe like this.