Gene Taylor, Republican candidate for Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District, called into Paul Gallo’s radio show on Tuesday, March 11th. An edited radio clip portrays Taylor as just about taking all the credit for Hurricane Katrina relief to the exclusion of Gov. Haley Barbour.
The complete audio from the 7 AM hour is available from SuperTalk Mississippi. The interview starts at the 34:14 point of the show archive, runs for almost 24 minutes, but doesn’t paint any more humbler a picture of Taylor.
During the interview, Taylor indirectly indicates that he is pro-gun and pro-life. When Gallo asked him what changed about the Republican Party changed, Taylor paraphrases the Ronald Reagan quote that he didn’t leave the Democrat Party left him over the years and the Republican Party is now closer to his beliefs.
Gallo also asked about Taylor’s 2008 vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, NAFTA, Keesler AFB, shipbuilding, and ObamaCare.
Taylor’s positions as indicated in the interview:
- On Nancy Pelosi: It was a vote he shouldn’t have cast, he regrets, and in hindsight he would have voted for Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA).
- On NAFTA: He is against it and thinks it has been bad for Mississippi.
- On Keesler AFB: Upset about the recent announcement that the Air Force is moving aircraft from Keesler to Arkansas.
- On Shipbuilding: Took credit for much of the industry on the coast and his influence in that area.
- ObamaCare: Stated that he has repeatedly said that the bill is bad and should be repealed.