The amazing transformation of Tony Bouie from lifelong Democrat to “Conservative Leader”
Tony Bouie’s oversized, full color, tri-fold campaign brochures have begun arriving in mailboxes. One knowlegable recipient called it “a sight to behold,” which is notable for its understatement.
Bouie, who iis the recipient of generous campaign donations from the folks opposed to the employer sanctions law, reregistered as a newly-minted Republican a mere FIVE days prior to filing his paperwork to run for the state legislature. Bouie is the newfound darling of the fast-food moguls and other business execs who have profited through the exploitation of illegal workers they are able to pay sub-standard wages, while fattening their own bank accounts.
Reconfiguring oneself as a new Republican at such breakneck speed is quite a feat, but trumpeting himself as the purveyor of Intelligent Conservative Leadership throughout his brochure is arrogant duplicity. Not only does this curiously timed transformation smell of hypocracy, but the stench of the con job fouls the air. Bouie is, in fact, selling the District 6 voters out and hoping they don’t realize they’ve been duped until the election has concluded.
Forced to acknowlege his deception, after being outed, he audaciously compares himself to Ronald Reagan, who he takes pains to remind us also switched parties. However, years passed and political dues were paid before Reagan undertook running for public office. For Bouie to attempt this comparison, after FIVE SHORT DAYS is shameful.
Outgoing one-termer, Rep. Doug Clark, the “brains” behind this scheme, is featured on the mailer endorsing his selectee. After encouraging this debacle, Clark won’t have a bridge left to burn within the Republican party.