Archive for December 2008

Caroline Kennedy’s Senate quest exposes liberal hypocrisy

December 22, 2008

Remember how just a few months ago, liberals were foaming at the mouth over Gov. Sarah Palin’s selection as the Republican Vice Presidential nominee?

Card-carrying members of the ACLU were up in arms at thought of a pro-life Christian woman one step away from the presidency. But of course, that’s not how they spinned it. Instead of admitting that their hatred for Palin was firmly rooted in her pro-family,  Christian lifestyle, they labeled her “inexperienced.”

Never mind that Gov. Palin’s governmental experience included sitting on the  Wasilla City Council, serving as mayor of Wasilla and advocating for ethics reform as a member of the Alaska Energy Commission prior to becoming governor. Or that Gov. Palin earned her elective offices the old-fashioned way — by actually running for office and letting the voters decide on her candidacy.   Sarah Palin was not “one of them,” and so she had to be taken down swiftly and mercilessly.

Contrast this unsavory chapter in American politics with the treatment Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is receiving as a potential recipient  — yes, recipient, as in “handed to her on a silver platter” — of a U.S. Senate seat. Whereas Gov. Palin’s candidacy had Left Coast whackos hanging her in effigy, liberals are positively gaga over the prospect of “Camelot, Part II.” And they seem remarkably untroubled by their standard bearer’s complete lack of governmental experience.

Unlike Sarah Palin — who possessed 16 years of elected government experience — Caroline Kennedy has never lowered herself to run for office. What’s more, this liberal princess hasn’t even been that steady a voter, choosing to skip those pesky little things like elections that can make one late for the charity black-tie gala du jour.

Yet the very same  liberals who were apoplectic over Sarah Palin’s alleged inexperience seem to  believe that Ms. Kennedy Schlossberg’s record of perfect attendance at the “right” cocktail parties and Democratic fundraisers is all the experience  she needs to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Liberal.

Quincy Republicans Holiday Social

December 10, 2008

Democrats love to joke that local Republicans hold their meetings in phone booths. Not so last night, when 35 local Republicans gathered to celebrate the season at the Fox & Hound Wood Grille & Tavern.

It wasn’t a meeting or a strategy session — just a chance for local conservatives to meet, get to know one another and have a good time. In addition to enjoying a terrific buffet (thank you, Fox & Hound!), attendees took part in a political/current events trivia contest, winning small prizes for answering such brain teasers as “What beauty pageant title did Sarah Palin once hold?” (Answer: Miss Wasilla) and “Name the last five mayors of Quincy beginning with our current mayor and working backwards.” (Answer: Koch, Phelan, Sheets, McCauley and Tobin.)

Among the prizes: A bumper sticker that read “Proud to be everything liberals can’t stand!”; a GOP Christmas ornament emblazoned with “Republicans: Working hard so you don’t have to!”; several “Proud to be a Republican” buttons and a “Proud Republican” t-shirt. (Notice a theme here?)

Here are a few photos:

 

Susan and Paul Burke join Jim Flaherty at the Quincy Republicans holiday social. Is that mistletoe over Paul's head?

Susan and Paul Burke join Jim Flaherty at the Quincy Republicans holiday social. Is that mistletoe over Paul's head?

 

Anne Dawson and Sue Sullivan enjoy the Fox & Hound's festive decorations.

Anne Dawson and Sue Sullivan enjoy the Fox & Hound's festive decorations.

 

Heather Sargent, Kathleen Sullivan-Moran and Linda Proto catch up at the holiday social.

Heather Sargent, Kathleen Sullivan-Moran and Linda Proto catch up at the holiday social.

 

Frank McCauley and grandson Bryan Logue try to get the most correct answers in the trivia contest.

Frank McCauley and grandson Bryan Logue try to get the most correct answers in the trivia contest.

How Obama Got Elected

December 3, 2008

Well, this just about sums up why America is now headed down the wrong road…again.

Great — now the uneducated, ill-informed people get to choose the president.  But hey, at least Obama’s super inspiring, right?  Right?

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