Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stand up, Chuck!

Oh sweet merciful god.

I told you. I said it here first. If the Democrats are going to lose, it's going to be because of Joe "Luddite" Biden.

While speaking at a Columbia rally, Biden wanted to recognize State Sen Chuck Graham. Graham has been a huge Democrat advocate for the University, schools, health care etc and has had quite an impressive a career in the Jefferson City.

So, Biden, wanting to give the prominent democrat his spotlight, asked Chuck to stand up and wave to the crowd.

Chuck, by the way, is in a wheelchair.

Oh, Raptor Jesus, this is embarrassing...

Back in the day I used to cover the Mo. General Assembly when Chuck was state rep for Columbia. During one event in his office, Chuck was using his fire-brand style of speech to lambaste the Governor for cutting funds to something.

From the event: "Nothing is going to stop me from restoring funds to the budget," he said.

"Except for maybe a flight of stairs," one young reporter quipped

"Hey, Fuck you!"

I knew then politics was never going to be my strong suit.

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