Friday, March 24, 2006

Iraq War Vet Wins in Illinois

Tammy Duckworth won the Democratic primary in the 6th Congressional District of Illinois last Tuesday. Flying Debris wrote about her race in Assuming that Voters are Dolts is Rarely a Good Strategy and generally belittled her candidacy in that post. Like many others locally, I didn’t believe that the district’s Democrats would be so susceptible to the campaigning of the national Democrats. She will face Republican state Sen. Pete Roskam, who ran unopposed. Mr. Roskam garnered 1 1/2 times the vote total of all three Democrats running in the primary. In that earlier post Flying Debris stated a belief that Ms. Duckworth had moved into the 6th District, in fact she still lives outside of the district that she wants to represent. The Chicago Sun Times’ columnist Lynn Sweet has written another article about the Duckworth campaign and Ms. Sweet is also less than impressed with Ms. Duckworth. A Chicago Tribune article on the 6th District race can be found here.

Here at Flying Debris we just can’t resist reprinting our speculation on the conversation surrounding the national Democrats decision to run Ms. Duckworth, and here it is:


Dem 1: “Yeh, up in Illinois, Hydes’ seat, we got Crane last time, how can we pick this one up?”

Dem 2 “I got a chick with no legs.”

Dem 3: “What the?”

Dem 2: “They were blown off in Iraq”

Dem 1: “Perfect.”

Dem 3: “At least that asshole Bush is good for something.”

Dem 2: “Here’s how I see it; screw the locals, we can get them to drop out of the primary. Throw them a few bones, state contracts or something. Then we “out-defense” the Republicans in the general with the big money advertising!”

Dem 1: “Brilliant!”

Dem 3: “Fantastic!”

John Kerry: “Touché! I’ll call my Band of Brothers!”

Dem 3: “Who the hell let him in here?”

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