A STUDY IN CONTRASTS: INTEGRITY
Despite his petition SNAFU, Walker Stapleton made the Republican primary ballot, apparently because of the honesty and integrity that were demonstrated by his willingness to acknowledge that his signature gatherers were likely not legal. Excerpts from the Complete Colorado article:
“Retaining my integrity is more important to me than any title,” he (Stapleton) said. “I have to look my kids in the eye. It was more important to show the public that I have integrity. I did not want to have a cloud over me.”
During his nomination speech, Stapleton said integrity has to be what elected officials live by.
“When I found out there were problems with my petitions, I knew there was only one thing I could do,” Stapleton said. “Integrity is something that you can’t get back. Integrity is what you will get from me. We are not elected to do what is easy, we are elected to do what is right.”
Compare this demonstration of character to the behavior of Mike Finn…
“Integrity is something that you can’t get back. Integrity is what you will get from me. We are not elected to do what is easy, we are elected to do what is right.’ Walker Stapleton on invalidating his petitions.