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Friday, October 24, 2008

Most important election

The most important election this cycle (except the presidential race) is the one Bill Russell is running to unseat the disgusting and corrupt representative of Pennsylvania's 12 congressional district. I'm, of course, referring to Rep. John Murtha. Murtha has been embarrassing his constituents for decades in congress, but they kept returning him to Washington because he was very good at bringing wasteful federal spending back to his district. For a long time he went with little or no opposition. However, his disgusting behavior in declaring our Marines guilty of cold blooded murder before any evidence was seen made him seem vulnerable. In 2006 he had a serious challenger. It didn't matter as his constituents chose pork over honor. This year, Murtha is being challenged by Bill Russell, a Desert Storm veteran, former Army lieutenant colonel and Army reservist who survived the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. A couple months ago I assumed Murtha would again survive the challenge and be sent back to waste more money. Then something surprising happened, in a misguided attempt to "help" Sen. Obama in the presidential race, Murtha recently declared folks in his district are mostly racist rednecks. I don't know about any of y'all, but I ain't likely to vote for someone who calls me names and hopefully folks in Pennsylvania's 12 District also have at least that much pride.

Here is Michelle Malkin's take on this race.

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Blogger Ben said...

If it is indeed a GOP bloodbath, Murtha losing would make me feel a little better. Not a lot, only a little.

October 24, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Blogger LargeBill said...

Agree. It would be the silver lining around a cloud full of crap.

October 24, 2008 at 12:36 PM


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