Friday, September 01, 2006


Apparently, candidate for the Democrat nomination for U.S. Senate in Maryland (replacing Senator Paul Sarbanes), American University Professor Allan Lichtman, was not allowed to participate in last night's debate, which was between Congressman Ben Cardin and Kweisi Mfume. According to the Baltimore Sun:
Three other Democratic candidates -- American University history professor Allan Lichtman, Montgomery County businessman Josh Rales and former Baltimore County Executive Dennis Rasmussen appeared outside MPT's Owings Mills studio Thursday night to protest their exclusion. With television cameras rolling, Lichtman was arrested by Baltimore County police when he refused to leave a vestibule inside the front doors of the studio. Lichtman's wife, Karyn Strickler, and Gail Dobson, a campaign volunteer, were also arrested, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman.
Unfortunately, the Sun failed to mention the best part of the story, which was played this morning on WMAL: Lichtman's wife, in the background, encouraging her husband to "go limp."

I'll resist the urge. Discuss?


James Young said...

Since no one has offered a suggestion, I'll get it started:

The wife of Maryland Democrat Senate candidate Allan Lichtman inadvertantly reveals the secret Democrat plan for fighting the War on Terror.

JacquelineC said...

I'm tempted to use your party's hackneyed response to every legitimate question: why do you hate democracy?

Rather than make phallocentric sniggering remarks, why not look at the legitimate issue of arbitrary imposition of the 15% rule by the LWV and the candidates of politics as usual failing completely to stand for real debate and free speech?

Dobson simply stood silently in the vestibule with a sign that said "Give democracy a chance" for that she was arrested.

I guess your blog post proves boys will never tire of penis jokes, even while pretending to higher causes...

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James Young said...

Why do I hate democracy, Jacqueline? Probably because it's always a failure. That's the primary reason why the Framers gave us a republic, and NOT a democracy. And I would dispute that it's my "party's hackneyed response to every legitimate question," on a number of grounds.

And yes, penis jokes are frequently quite funny. Especially since a tumescent male has to be one of the most ridiculous sights in nature.

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