Once in a while BudThe Blogger (not his real name) when he's not obsessing over how fellow blogger Joe Albero (his real name) is getting along in Salisbury, comes up with real interesting information. For instance this snippet from an invitation he received recently:
Kent and Queen Anne's County Republicans are holding a breakfast in honor of Frank Kratovil , Democratic candidate for Maryland 's First Congressional District, 7:30 a.m. on March 11 at the Kent Center in Chestertown. Scott Bramble, Joseph C. Flanagan, Jr., Frank Frohn, Trey Hill, Howard Rose and Karen Willis are hosting.
It's enough to make you want to hurl your guts across the room. Isn't it? Now I don't know the Hosts and Hostess. (And before I get too deep into this, I want state that this may just be a set-up by the Kratovil campign. I t would be easy to do. Find an few unwitting fools, register them as Republicans, rent out the Kent Center for the morning and Boom, you got Mike Netherland writing his little heart out.) But they claim to be Republicans. Time was when that's pretty much all you needed to know about a person. As a Republican you can rest assured that whatever their other shortcomings, they shared with you a certain set of values and beliefs.
No longer. Now we have conservative Republicans and moderate ones, even a few liberal ones. Things are hard enough with that. Now we have Eastern Shore Republicans (ES-GOP), too! Well, what do they believe in? Well you have your conservative ES-GOP, your moderate ES-GOP and so forth, just like you folks on the mainland, except they're on the Shore. Oh, and they'll support Republicans when it suits them.
Now for you Republicans for Kratovil, I have some news, in case you really are Republicans with an ounce of self-respect to share among you. The Democrats are howling in laughter. They're not laughing with you, either. You are the laughing-stock of political activism in MD. We Republicans ES and WES weep for you. We say to you, for Pete's sake, just register as Democrats! I know John Flynn grows another gray hair every time I say this, but for the reputation of you and your family, forget the MD GOP! It is just not for you. Don't worry about us. We'll get along just fine with out you. Trust me.