Archive for February 19th, 2009

“Sewing a Moonbeam to a Fart”

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Remember when we took the picture above, Eric? The excitement, the idealism, the idea of positive change! The noble goal of starting to take Washington back for the people – the REAL people? The farmer, the mechanic, the small shop owner, and working Moms too? We fought pretty hard, didn’t we?

There I am in the last row between a few signs. And there I am in a crouch up front – then standing right next to you with a big, hopeful smile on my face. Oh, there I am on the other side too, looking pensive – a bit unsure – but putting my hopes in you. Look, I’m right there – the person who believed in you. Who believed you could represent the “new politics” in a rotten, corrupt system. I believed in you when you said you would stand up to the power party bosses. And I believed in you when you said you’d say ‘no’ to special interest money.

What are the chances you’ll embrace those ideals once again even if it means losing you next election? Those around me say the chances equal those of the title quote above.

Maybe.

Or maybe this old Navy guy will put back on his steel chalones, go back to his original campaign contribution pledge, tell the bosses he is NOT just a team player, and for two years he’ll fight like hell for the little guy regardless of the consequences.

If you go that way, Eric, there’s a good chance we’ll see you on the national news. If you choose not to, chances are you’ll end up as a forgotten footnote in a dull history book which nobody reads.

Your move, Eric.

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