Saturday, November 11, 2006
WaPo, Who Cares what Mr. Lingamfelter Thinks?
Thanks to the recent win by war hero and best selling author, Sen.-elect Jim Webb, Del. Scott Lingamfelter is getting some ink space in a Washington Post article.
Lingamfelter of "faith, family and freedom" motto has injected himself into the Senate race aftermath as a Republican party elder filled with sage advice to the newest member of the Democratic controlled United States Senate.
Now, this is the state delegate from the gerrymandered district smack in the middle of roads and fields in Fauquier County to I-95 in Prince William County. Like who gives a rat's butt what Lingamfelder thinks. No matter, the Post continues to quote him in yet another article:
Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Prince William) said it would be a mistake for Webb to conclude that his victory Tuesday was a mandate.
"If he goes in tooting in there and jumps on the Hillary Clinton agenda, he'll be a one-term senator," Lingamfelter said. "Virginians won't take it."
Thanks for your irrelevant vote of confidence, Mr. One Hundred Percent Pro-Life who staunchly supports the death penalty.
State Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Prince William) said Webb's biggest challenge is likely to be his inexperience. Lingamfelter likened it to his own first year in the state legislature, when, he now admits, he was too eager to push controversial bills.
"Newly-electeds do come in sometimes with an inflated sense of their mandate," he said. "I didn't know much when I showed up, either. He certainly has the intellect to pick up on it."
And Washington Post, Scottie may be a former military man, but next time you want to quote someone about what might be Webb's "biggest challenge" in Washington, try to find a GOPer with some real relevancy and experience in Congress and not some state delegate from a gerrymandered district in Virginia.
Webb is too smart to listen to the "likes" of him....Webb will be his own man and he'll do well.
If I were an advisor to Webb, my advice would be this: take your time, and moderation is always the best policy.