Lars Larson on Rick Dancer for Secretary of State

Let’s talk about Rick Dancer who is running for Oregon’s Secretary of State.

Rick Dancer is a former T.V. anchor in the Eugene area. I consider him my friend, so it was a pleasure to welcome him on the program yesterday (Feb. 25) to talk to him about running for Secretary of State. Heck, I was glad that anybody from the Republican Party was running for one of these statewide offices.

So far we have three offices wide open, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and State Treasurer, and only one Republican running in one of the races. That’s a big disappointment.

But, I was further disappointed when I put Rick on the air. My first question to him, “Should we insist that everybody who registers to vote have to prove that they are an American citizen first?” Rick answered by saying, “Well, isn’t that already the law? Don’t we already have to do that?” To which I sadly had to say, “No, Rick, we don’t and it is going to be one of the bigger issues you have to confront.”

We’ll invite Rick back in another week or so and see if he performs better the second time around. Let’s hope that he does.

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  • Anonymous

    what difference does it make which state he resides in? If what he has to say is relevant, it matters not a whit. grow up

    • Thomas

      Why do you abbreviate the word television with periods (i.e. t.v.) so anally? Does the last word offend your kind?

  • Jerry

    I only know one thing – anyone would be better than the current sec of state, who is robbing people of their right to vote in initiative situations.
    He is a very bad politician.

  • John Fairplay

    Honestly, I think most people would be shocked to find out the depth of the incompetence of Oregon’s current Secretary of State. Rick is right in that you are supposed to check a box on the Voter Registration form certifying that you are a legal resident of Oregon. That hardly constitutes any kind of proof, and questions asked of the Secretary of State’s office prove that no voter has ever been investigated – much less convicted – for falsely claiming to be a legal voter.

    This is one of the problems Republicans are going to run in to if they insist on running individuals with no experience for statewide office. Unfortunately the lack of a “farm team” makes it difficult to slot experienced people into these races.

  • Friends of Meatpuppet

    Thanks but no thanks

  • Ted Kennedy’s Liver

    Bradburry is not incompetent, he is completely and utterly corrupt.

    If our AG was not also corrupt and our Justice Department not chock full of Clinton leftovers and ballless (sp?) Republicans more concerned about being invited to the right parties and getting the right private sector offer in January of ’08, Billy Boy would be in jail for the next ten years.

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