Friday, August 31, 2007

Excellent Job!

Timothy Matlack the "Fighting Quaker"_Rembrandt Peale

To the Senate Republican leadership,

Congratulations on an excellent job of leadership. Your recent actions concerning Senator Craig is precisely the type of decisive leadership that I and the grassroots Republican supporters that visit this site were looking for. It has to be very difficult to have to discipline a colleague you have known for many years but you know better than I that you are in a tough position and have to pull together and work together to regain the majority in the Senate. Senator Craig was wrong and his behavior was unbecoming of a United States Senator, he put himself into the bad situation and no one else. None of us like to see this kind of thing happen to anyone and it’s sad to watch the pain that the Senator’s family must be going through. The democrats are crying crocodile tears for the Senator now but those tears are only because they won’t be able to use this unfortunate situation against us as an effective attack in their talking points. Your decisive actions have cut that opportunity off from them. Thank you for providing us with some much needed confidence in the Senate Republican leadership.

Jennifer Gallagher

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

THE tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveller hastens toward the town
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Darkness settles on the roofs and walls
But the sea, the sea in darkness calls;
The little waves, with their soft, white hands,
Efface the footprints in the sands
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
The day returns, but nevermore
Returns the traveller to the shore,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


MonicaR said...

I agree with you on this Jennifer. At first I thought, 'Screw it - why do we always take the so-called high road? The Democrats don't do this stuff to the guys in their party.'

But then I realized that is a huge difference between the two parties. It is one of the (many) reasons my voter registration card says Republican.

Besides, when Barney Frank speaks up to defend you - it's time to just pack it in. lol.

J_G said...

Hi Monica, Everyone was watching to see what the Republican leadership would do. They did the right thing by immediately distancing themselves and then asking Craig to resign. There's still time to clean up whatever is left and get every one working on the same page.

Now we need to work on the House of Reps. They need some effective leadership over there. Bohener isn't going to cut it.

Gayle said...

I agree emphatically with your post, Jennifer. Craig is a disgrace. What's he doing running around acting like a horny teenager in the first place, whether a gay or straight one? Unbelievably idiotic behavior.

J_G said...

Thanks Gayle, now maybe we can proceed, we have a war to win with or without the democrats onboard. It's time that our leaders start acting like grownups and humans not like a bunch of dogs fighting over a bone.

Mike's America said...

What a shame our GOP leadership couldn't demand the same level of accountability of the other party that the other party constantly demands of us.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Politicians should hold themselves up to a higher standard. I'm sick of lame ass excuses about "...being human" and fallible. When you're in public office, serving a greater role and influence, you need to control yourself; you need to live and lead by example. I have little sympathy for priests and leaders of the community who earned their constituents' trust, then betrayed it.

In today's technological age, especially, politicians had better clean up their acts and show some character discipline.