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Thursday, April 1, 2010

A little humor on April 1st

As Alex Roarty writes in PoliticsPA:

The state Democratic Party issued a press release Wednesday afternoon claiming Toomey’s effort to win a seat in the U.S. Senate is actually just an effort to sell his book, “The Road to Prosperity,” which was released last year and includes in detail the candidate’s economic philosophy.

The release, which was clearly tongue-in-cheek, cited a video from his campaign that showed a stack of the books standing on his office bookshelf.

I watched Toomey video, it was funny to see all the fresh copies of his book stacked in the background. (I wonder how much he contributed to his own sales numbers.) What was disturbing was the tag line of his message:
"...and we'll take back our government."
Take it back from who?

I've always viewed the government as the will of the people. We are our government. That does not mean that I love everything our government does, It it does mean that I have a responsibility to make it the best government possible.

Participate in the primary this May 18. Get out there and vote for the best candidate.

Do your part in making sure our government reflects the citizenry.

As I love to say:
Learn, Educate, Vote.
We get the government we deserve.

If you are not registered to vote, do it NOW.
April 19 Last day to REGISTER

May 11 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot

May 14 Last day for BOE to receive absentee ballots ...

May 18, 2010 PRIMARY DAY!!! GO VOTE!


  1. Excellent message to promote.

    Learn. Educate. Vote.

    Brendan Gaughan
    University of Scranton

  2. Thanks Brendan,

    As someone once reminded me, the most important job in a democracy is "Citizen"

    We should take that job seriously, and spend just a little time in looking at what lies behind the spin and soundbite.