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Friday, July 23, 2010

Run, Sharron, Run! Harry Reid's Tea Party Challenger Bolts from Reporters Again



It was the first time since she won her Republican primary over a month ago that Nevada Senate candidate and Tea Party darling Sharron Angle invited the press to one of her speeches. At a local business Thursday she spoke for three minutes about her pledge to repeal the estate tax. She then stepped back and stood in line with workers as a moderator announced she'd be taking questions from the press. At that point she did a military-worthy 90-degree turn and bolted out the door like a fleeing shoplifter as reporters chased her down asking why she's refusing to answer questions....at her own press conference! She hurriedly got in her SUV ("S" for "Safety") and sped off. Not very Senate-worthy behavior.

Let's face it: Sharron Angle is a right-wing fringe candidate who seeks to abolish the Education Department, the EPA, Social Security, Medicare, seeks to repeal health care reform, supports Wall Street excess, called the $20-billion BP fund a "slush fund," claims unemployment benefits deter people from looking for work, and scoffs at global warming. These Tea Party radicals like Angle and Kentucky's Rand Paul lack any real political experience, and for some strange reason salivate at the chance of joining a government they don't believe in. They're all about freedom and freedom of speech, yet refuse to follow conventional practices like being accountable to a free press and a voting public.

It's hard to imagine how Angle can recover from this sort of constant public humiliation. Outside of her teeny Tea Party constituency, she's giving mainstream Republicans and independents absolutely no reason to vote for her. Her repeated refusal to face the media and answer questions about her positions demonstrates a supreme lack of confidence and a mortal fear of public embarrassment. Neither of which are qualities we want in a U.S. Senator. To Reid, she's the gift that keeps on giving, and his best asset in his campaign for re-election.


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3 Comments:

  • At 10:24 AM, Anonymous VennData said…

    It's the Sarah Pain strategy. Repeat the ideological nonsense, go down in flames at election time and cash in on the GOP rubber chicken, "lecture" circuit.

    They're no different fromporm stars at Pat Paulson who "run" for publicity.

     
  • At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Realist said…

    The good thing about this episode is that it demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sharron Angle not only has NOTHING TO SAY, but that she is advised by total morons. If she had merely issued a press release, she wouldn't have shot herself in the foot being video'd running away from a pregnant reporter. All she accomplished was to give Harry Reid yet another gift boost in his ratings (not that he deserves it. A real Republican would beat him just running against Reid's record).

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    She is very good at walking and getting into a car all by herself...so let's put her in the Senate!!

     

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