Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Maybe If She Asks Really, Really Nicely

"Will Obama Supporters Help Pay Down Clinton's $20 Billion Debt?"

Or, maybe, these White, Regular, Really Hard Working People will pony up?

In a letter to the editor published in a local paper, Tunkhannock Borough Mayor Norm Ball explained his support of Hillary Clinton this way: "Barack Hussein Obama and all of his talk will do nothing for our country. There is so much that people don't know about his upbringing in the Muslim world. His stepfather was a radical Muslim and the ranting of his minister against the white America, you can't convince me that some of that didn't rub off on him.


Karen Seifert, a volunteer from New York, was outside of the largest polling location in Lackawanna County, Pa., on primary day when she was pressed by a Clinton volunteer to explain her backing of Obama. "I trust him," Seifert replied. According to Seifert, the woman pointed to Obama's face on Seifert's T-shirt and said: "He's a half-breed and he's a Muslim. How can you trust that?"

1 comment:

ahab said...

My mom grew up in Tunkhannock and I currently reside about 10 miles away. I'm maybe 25 miles from the other scene in the article, at the center of Lackawanna County.

Those people exist in greater numbers here than they do in most urban and suburban areas of the country, but even here they are widely recognized as stupid bumpkins.

I'm actually in the same congressional district as the Tunkhannock mayor. Chris Carney, the Blue Dog Dem, is in his first (and probably last, though he could hang on due to the current GOP hatred) term replacing family values supporting, grand-daughter aged girlfriend choker Don Sherwood.

Tunkhannock heavily supported Sherwood in '06. 'Nuff said?