Reactions and Erections
If it would have been for the Mid-Island and South Shore,
we would have
made history in electing a moose hunting barby doll as vice president.
||And more than that: The South Shore would have voted for Bob Straniere,
a former hot dog king, for Congress. A candidate that hasn't been
endorsed by a single Republican, and that "brought nothing
but grief to the Republican Party," according to former Borough President Guy
Molinari. "I’d pay for a one-way ticket for him to go any place in the
country just to get [him] out of our hair."
The paper (The Observer) also says Straniere is accused, in his previous incarnation
as an Assemblyman, of being "unresponsive to constituents, distracted
by countless lawsuits filed against him by former business partners,
and rarely actually in the district."
And since Obama's CHANGE campaign was so successful, you wouldn't have been
surprised if a phoney like Straniere would have stolen the slogan, just like
McCain unsuccessfully did. That's what it could have looked like:
"Mom, it's the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms!"
Here's what public officials on Staten Island had to say about John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate:
local Republican Party member and political junkie:
think it's terrific. She's a completely new and fresh face, she has a
compelling story, and she is about as far from Washington as you can
||City Councilman James Oddo,
"I think it's fascinating...It creates a buzz and a draw that without it, we wouldn't have had for the Republican Convention."
||City Councilman Vincent Ignizio,
think Governor Palin's pick as Vice President nominee will propel the
Republican party to victory this November. Staten Islanders in
particular will relate to her as the do-it-all woman -- a mom, wife,
public servant and prudent fiscal manager. Her experience as the chief
executive of a state, and core conservative philosophy will be a great
asset to Senator McCain and assure a victory for us in 67 days This is
truly historic time for our party and country."
Party in Kenya...
remember this snap shot, when ol' McCain almost fell off stage after
the last debate. There are some hilarious photo-shopped versions on
WFMU's blog ( I've posted one too): http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2008/10/photoshop-conte.html
this was one of my favorites.
Last Update 2009-01-15 | Copyrightę Christoph Mayer 2009