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by Coleen Christensen


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Coleen Rowley


When the FBI slipped up before 9-11, Coleen Rowley spoke out. When official channels ignored her message, she blew the whistle to Congress. Well before the ramp-up to the needless Iraq war, Coleen Rowley spoke out publically and opposed it.

Jesus warned his followers: "Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You shall know them by their fruits," Matthew 7:15-16.

Coleen's prophetic record looks pretty darn good.

The Republican fruits of her opponent, Congressman John Kline, include the war itself, the Medicare Part D donut hole, removal of bankruptcy protections from National Guardsmen serving in Iraq, and "increases" in VA funding far below the expenses of new war injuries.

Lately, Kline has been blanketing the district with a series of expensive glossy slime-leaflets aimed ostensibly at Coleen's volunteer staff, but of course everyone knows that the volunteers are not the candidate.

In our optimistic moments, we tell ourselves that the slimy ads mean that the race is getting close and Kline is scared. And we take heart that we are handily winning the "battle of the yard sighs" (Kline's ads are huge and claim the public intersections; Coleen's are smaller and grow in the front yards like dandelions.)

But Kline is the Goliath in this race--and David could really use your help to buy a few more pebbles for her slingshot!