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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

But A Republican Parks His Car Near A Polling Place And Its On CNN

The trial of the Democratic party "tire slashers" is on the way in Wisconsin. Recall the story during the 2004 (!) presidential election where members of the local Dem party slashed the tires of vans intended to be used to ferry GOP voters to the polls. Two of the five accused are kids of prominent local Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee). Her son, Sowande Omokunde, age 26, was a Democrat campaign staffer. Two observations: I simply cannot envision Republicans/conservatives doing something like this and I'll tell you why. We believe we are right and that our opponents are misguided, ignorant and wrong. However, we don't consider them as perpetrating an evil that must be stopped by any means necessary. Hence, we avoid inflicting property damage. Why is Gwen Moore's son named "Sowande Omokunde"? He's no closer connected to his West African(?) heritage than I am to my ancient Roman. However, in keeping with the this trendiness of exhibiting solidarity with our roots, if I ever have a son I will name him "Marcus Aurelius Republicus Ottaiano."
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