It is generally accepted in political circles that if you wish potentially damaging news to be in stealth mode – you release it on a Friday, since Friday-after-5 PM is considered weekend party time. Early Saturday morning I signed on to Al Gore’s Internet invention and read a Quad City Online article -originally posted at 7:23 PM Friday, by local Democrat Politburo cheerleader Brandy Donaldson– stating that incumbent Congressman Phil Hare would finally accept the open debate challenge from challenger Bobby Schilling. Hmmm, Friday night is prep football night for many families, travel night for families gone fishing and time to embarrass ourselves for us singles. Friday night after 7 PM is not a time to attract readers for prime news. By the time most people see the news it will be buried deep among trivial pursuits. So considering the time release of the article –red-lights started flashing and warning bells started ringing!!! Why would a sitting Democrat Congressman and his squires inside the media, in a district gerrymandered heavily in favor of Democrat candidates; try and slip this important bit of news under the news radar??? It sounds like Team Philobluster is in TGIF News mode!!!
Phil Hare has proven time and time again when confronted by cameras and questions, where Phil can’t sing and dance his normal programmed party puppet routine, Phil comes out looking CLUELESS! We have discussed Philobluster’s floundering camera personality in numerous exchanges over on Quad City Examiners blog. Phil Hare does not do the open-discussion Hope-and-Change speech very well. So why are his handlers and the local Democrat Party Politburo gambling that they can keep Philobluster from coming across like his normal useless toady persona in a debate. Another interesting factor about the Hare proposed debates, are that they are timed like a desperate Hail Mary Pass, right before the elections. Strange as that leaves little time for spin and clean-up of the fan dispersed bullshit following the debate. I realize that Philobluster’s seat in Congress has steadily slipped from solidly in the Democrat totals until now it is considered at risk to the Republicans – but frankly, I believe taking a ribwich serving Krusty the Clown -like Phil Hare– and placing him in a risky public forum, reeks of desperation and/or a knowledge by the local Politburo that they can preprogram the debate question and answer forum. But then I am just a paisley&plaid wearing, hard-up desperate wild and crazy guy from the sticks, posting a political rant on a weekend after 5 PM Friday. Sigh!!! Perhaps Team Philobluster will have plenty of time to share some of their cruising-for-chicks tips with us wild and crazy guys, following the election. Or like the local Democrat Politburo hoping for Philobluster to come across as Slick Willy in a debate, maybe that is not such a good idea either.
- Could Phil Hare (D, 17th) Be In Trouble? (chicagonow.com)
- Schilling-Hare in Virtual Tie in Latest Poll (chicagonow.com)
- Hare Challenged to Debate