Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Shear Audacity

Fictional transcript of fictional interview with a fictional Eastern Shore, Kent County, Republican.
What do you think, Mr. Marr?
Interview with the Sheep
Host Tom Marr

TM: Good Morning. WCBM 680 is pleased to welcome Red Bartlersman of Kennedyville, MD, home to Rep. Wayne Gilchrest of MD's First Congressional District. Mr. Bartlersman is one of a growing number of long-time Gilchrest supporters who are increasingly disaffected by the Congressman's recent votes and speeches. Mr. B has come to the studio this morning wearing a sheep costume.
TM: Mr. B I have to ask you....why the sheep outfit?
RB: It is a symbol of how Gilchrest has come to view those of us, faithful Republicans, who have supported him through the years.
TM: He views you as sheep?
RB: Pretty much. He has said that voting for Republican measures in the House are the acts of mindless sheep.
TM: But, Red, may I call you Red? He considers himself an independent. What he meant by that comment was that he thinks for himself and votes his conscience. How can you take umbrage at that?
RB: One: If he considers himself an independent, then he should run for office as such; and TWO: What does it say about the rest of us? About his colleagues in the Republican Caucus?
TM: I guess it says that you are all mindless sheep. Thanks for coming on this morning, Red.
RB: Baaaa Baaaaa Baaaaa.
TM: That was Red Bartlersman....just one of a ...herd, er flock, of Eastern Shore, District 1 Republicans not happy with Gilchrest's recent vote for the non-binding resolution. Perhaps we are witnessing the beginning of the end for Congressman Gilchrest.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Gilchrest's Last Term?

As I read the headline on the Victory Caucus and The Weekly Standard web sites, I was hoping I would not see his name. But in Meet the Move-On Republicans , Wayne Gilchrest rears his ugly head, again:

"Vote for this resolution," said GOP Rep. Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland, "and we can move on to end the violence, the sectarian chaos, the foolish, bitter electronic exchanges between countries."
He distinguishes himself yet again, as indistinguishable from the Democratic Party. Proving that he is no sheep, mindlessly following the other Republicans who foolishly represent the values of their Republican constituencies, Congressman Buffoon, decides to mindlessly follow the sheep on the other side of the aisle.
I wonder if his "constituents" on the Otherside of the Bay are aware? I wonder if the Conservative Refuge will step up and call the good Congressman to account. And, really, It's time to pull the plug on MD GOP support for this guy. Dontcha think?
I'll just stand here and hold my breath .....
Mike Netherland.