Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Ohio Über Alles
Yes, those compassionate Democrats, having taken control of the House, Senate, and many governors' mansions, are remembering the immortal words of Emma Lazarus:
Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
... Unless you're an Iraqi refugee, then go pound sand (literally).
Ohio's new governor,
Neville Chamberlain Ted Strickland, an ordained minister that opposed the war in Iraq on moral grounds when a congressman, opposes war refugees even more than the war itself. He recently told President Bush that if the administration brings refugees from Iraq to the U.S., don't come knocking at the Governor's barn door. Funny how Democrats accuse the Bush administration of all sorts of evil in the Middle East, but apparently the Prime-Time Minister of Ohio forgot all that "Love Thy Neighbor" stuff when it came to brown-skinned refugees. In all fairness, Strickland did recant his Holocaust-like position a few days later. However, if I have to choose between criminal Ohio Republicans that steal , and immoral Democrats that condemn innocent women and children to death through benign neglect, give me the Republicans.
Meanwhile, fresh from his gubernatorial election drubbing against Strickland, Ken Blackwell finds a new home as the "Distinguished Fellow at the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions." Now, you don't have to be an Ohio State football fan to realize that, put together, the words "Distinguished Fellow" and "Buckeye Institute" have the same ring as "Granny said Jethro could take a dip in duh SEE-MINT POND." Perhaps he's warming up for his Fox News debut. If that's the case, Republican viewers will promise to watch him, and then flip the channel to Maury when Blackwell's show debuts.
Another FOX alumnus, former Ohio Republican Representative John Kasich, taking his cue from Democratic candidates duking it out a year before any caucus or primary, is already exploring a run as Republican candidate for governor in 2010. At this rate, we'll see on Hardball next week some kid in third grade declaring her candidacy for the 2032 A.D. presidential race.
Finally, can anybody tell me Where's Waldo?UPDATE: Lest regular liberal commenters Rob and AIP accuse me of using the "N" Word (Teutonic kind) , maybe I should change the headline pun to "Strangers in a Strick-Land"; or "Strick Obstructionist"; or "Iraqi Presence to be Strick-ened from the Record"; or ....