Frank Bigelow. Have you heard of him?
He is a moderate Republican supervisor from the very conservative county of Madera. Madera is one of the top 5 most Republican Counties in California.
Bigelow is a tax-and-spend liberal who is in love with High Speed Rail. Public records show that love affair lasted for several years and numerous votes – now that the whole world knows that High Speed Rail is a train wreck, Bigelow now stands courageously opposed to it.
Bigelow’s morally flexible stands on taxation also include his very public opposition to Prop 26. Prop 26 was put on the ballot to prevent the loopholes the money-addicted leaders in the state legislature were using to raise taxes under other names. Prop 26 prevents “Fees” aka taxes by other names from being raised without a 2/3 vote of the State Legislature.
Maybe it is more appropriate to call Frank Bigelow a liberal?
It doesn’t stop there. Bigelow has a bizarre notion of history and some special comments on illegal immigration. In October at Mt. Brow Vineyard (in Sonora), in the presence of some 100 guests, a newspaper and a radio reporter – Bigelow asked “Who will pick these grapes?” in response to a question about illegal immigration.
Bigelow’s moral flexibility continued as he boldly stated, “You can’t build a fence to keep people out. Remember what Reagan said to Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
I’ve never heard Ronald Reagan invoked to rationalize illegal immigration, ever.
Frank Bigelow has distinguished himself in the annals of candidates I have seen over the 15 years I have been in this game… as a service to Bigelow, I’d like to remind him that the Berlin wall was built by communists to entrap the people of East Germany. A border fence is built to ensure that people enter the USA legally versus the Berlin Wall which was built to imprison the people of East Germany.
Frank Bigelow is just not ready for Prime-Time – let’s put him on a train to nowhere.