Monday, July 24, 2006
Bestest Friends - Mehlman and Reed
When Ralph Reed, former executive director of the Christian Coalition and darling of the Christian right-wing, Abramoff accomplice and GOP operative extraordinaire lost his primary bid to be the GOP lieutenant governor candidate in Georgia, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman sent him a love note to hearten his spirits.
In a New York Times article, Mehlman is quoted as saying that he was still "sticking by Mr. Reed."
Well, birds of a feather, flock together; let's hope this lovely pair as a couple does not make a political comeback. (Hmmm, is there a Mrs. Ralph Reed? Or is he the single stud-about town, like Mr. Mehlman?)
In an e-mail message, [Mehlman] said Mr. Reed had “played a vital role” in building the party's grass-roots networks in Georgia and around the country. He added, “I look forward to continuing to work with him and value his friendship.”
Back in the 70s when Republicans were in the political basement, Darth Cheney and his cabal of evildoers plotted, schemed and planned their resurgence, which thanks to Nancy Reagan, delayed their triumphant return to power for at least 15 years.
But oh yea, Ollie is now on Fox, obliviating about honor and courage; Liddy advising the fearless denizens on ways to nail the bad guys with firepower; Rumsfeld quietly abetting Cheney's lust for absolute power; Cheney giving the calming kool-aid to junior to keep him quiet as the world becomes his pawn in a fireball game of chess.
Mr. Reed is the latest disgraced Republican from a long line of shameless brethren; but there should be no room in politics for his ilk, and yes, that includes the GOP, irrespective of how well Reed can "craft a message for religious conservatives" (which we've learned was nothing more than blasphemous hogwash, the phony hypocrite).