Friday, January 21, 2005

 

Not Afraid To Stand Alone

"She said on election night that she was not going to be afraid to stand alone," said David Sandretti, her chief spokesman. She did. I thank her for it. She didn't have to stand alone on the next vote. Former Presidential Candidate John Kerry voted with her against "Mushroom Cloud" Rice.

From the linked article:
Boxer has been source of political frustration for California Republicans, who have been unable to knock her off despite her liberal voting record and her prominent role as a legislative leader on protecting abortion rights. She rolled up a 20 percentage point win in November over the Republican challenger, Bill Jones, and accumulated just under 7 million votes, the highest total ever for a senator.
A Democrat who is resoundingly successful and isn't trying to be Republican-Lite. How long before other Democrats notice her winning formula?


Comments:
Now that an heir-apparent leader has subliminially stepped forward, I bet there will be all sorts of mad jockeying for position by the rest of the dem sheep left behind in the paddock. (They all ran in there for protection from the Wolf, you know.)
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Hey, I remember you now from Blog Sisters! Cool... I salute your efforts here!

Kate S., Alaska
 
Thanks Kate! Yes, I'm better known for my political humor at my Mad Kane Notables blog, which I plug endlessly at BlogSisters. But Senator Boxer inspired me to get serious and launch this blog.
 
Boxer has run her last campaign.
She is free to be herself. Too bad she
had to hide her light under a bushel for so
long.
 
The sheep/wolf comment is so true. Democrats, with a few notable exceptions (among them Sen. Boxer), toed the line on Bush's war crime invasion of Iraq because they were afraid of being called "weak on terra."
 
Dear President Bush:

Congratulations on your victory over all us non-evangelicals. Actually, we're a bit ticked off here in California, so we're leaving.

California will now be its own country. And we're taking all the Blue States with us. In case you are not aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and all of the North East.

Also, we spoke to God, and she agrees that this split will be beneficial to almost everybody, and especially to us in the new country of California. In fact, God is so excited about it, she's going to shift the whole country at 4:30 pm EST this Friday. Therefore, please let everyone know they need to be back in their states by then.

So you get Texas and all the former slave states. We get the "Governator," stem cell research and the best beaches. We get Elliot Spitzler. You get Ken Lay. (Okay, we have to keep Martha Stewart, we can live with that.)

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get 'Old Miss.' We get 85% of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get all the technological innovation in Alabama. We get about two-thirds of the tax revenue, and you get to make the red states pay their fair share. Since our divorce rate is 22% lower than the Christian coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms to support, and we know how much you like that. Did I mention we produce about 70% of the nation's veggies? But heck the only greens the Bible-thumpers eat are the pickles on their Big Macs, anyway. Oh yeah, another thing, don't plan on serving California wine at your state dinners. >From now on it's imported French wine for you. Ouch, bet that hurts.

Just so we're clear, the country of California will be pro-choice and anti-war. Speaking of war, we're going to want all Blue States citizens back from Iraq. If you need people to fight, just ask your evangelicals. They have tons of kids they're willing to send to their deaths for absolutely no purpose. And they don't care if you don't show pictures of their kids' caskets coming home.

Anyway, we wish you all the best in the next four years and we hope, really hope, you find those missing weapons of mass destruction. Seriously. Soon. Feel free to call if you do.......Collect........we'll take it.

Sincerely,

California
 
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