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Its All the Rage!

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | September 12, 2011

No. 712

There is a lot of talk going about (especially on a certain fair and balanced news channel) to the effect that what may be happening in the special election in the 9th Congressional District is a referendum on the Obama record.  A novice Republican is currently leading a popular and experienced Democratic State Assemblyman from a prominent political family in the polls by about 6 points.  I hear that the Republicans have not carried the district since 1923.  But wait —

The Toxic ex-Congressman Weiner.

Why is there a special election going on?

Oh, yes.  I remember now!  Congressman Weiner resigned in disgrace.  Not just ordinary disgrace, mind you.  Its the kind of disgrace that brings a profound sense of shame upon the whole community.  Its the kind of outrage that makes some of voters who elected him want to strangle him until they realize that strangling is too . . . humane.

So here comes a special election and he’s not on the ballot.  Given these constraints, how can they hurl the bastard out into the street with a satisfying thud?  How can they send a message to the pols who brought them this Weiner?  No, nuclear weapons are not an option.

Vote for the Republican!

PS — don’t look for Rick Perry to carry the 9th in 2012.  Anger has its limits.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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