Saturday, November 04, 2006
The Out of Towners
The Out of Towners
”The “Out of Towners”. The name is from a 1970 comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis directed by Arthur Hiller. It was about a couple who came to New York City for a sightseeing vacation and ended up going through some pretty difficult if not very humorous situations from traveling around the “Big Apple”. They had their luggage lost and wallets stolen and were left to find their way back to a hotel which they had no idea where to find. The movie was a very funny comedy from a much different time.
I have watched in amazement at the depths the democrat party will go to take back control of Congress in the mid term elections. It appears that one of their tactics is to find people that may have come from a certain area and might remember a little bit about where they once lived to give a certain amount of credibility to the person’s candidacy.
Right here in my home state of Pennsylvania we have not just one candidate from outside the area but at least three in my area alone that match my description from the previous paragraph. This is no comedy though. These candidates are here to try and win an election for people that neither come from nor care about our concerns. The names of these Out of Towners are Lois Murphy; she is a Washington D.C. lobbyist the democrats brought in to run against James Gerlach in the Pennsylvania 6th Congressional district. The next Out of Towner is Joe Sestak who is a retired Navy Admiral and he was brought in to run against Curt Weldon in the 7th Congressional district where I grew up. The next Out of Towner is Patrick Murphy and the democrats really went out of their way on this one to run against a freshman Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick in the 8th Congressional District.
The candidate for United States Senator Robert Casey Jr. isn’t an Out of Towner but deserves honorable mention in this category because he is out to lunch with that deer in the headlights stare that he gave when Tim Russert was asking him questions on some of policies he favors during one of the debates he was disengaged in with Rick Santorum..
So there you have it, three candidates that have no connection to our area except for the claim they once lived or passed through the area on their way to Washington D.C. and one candidate that really doesn’t know if he is from the area or not. Wake up Mr. Casey it time to wave at the crowd.
Posted by Jennifer Gallagher at 10:48 AM