Well, Monday was a lot of fun. 1). I had the privilege of being in the Green Room with Neil Vigdor and CTBob during the taping of Channel 12's twenty-five minute Himes-Whitnum debate. 2). I was also allowed to attend a $10-$20 Greenwich fundraiser for Whitnum held upstairs at the Ginger Man, graciously hosted by Wesley Oler IV, a local Republican. (Republicans seem to favor Whitnum over Himes, btw.) 3). I was the recipient of a hand-delivered copy of Ms. Whitnum's overdue 2nd quarter campaign report, which Ms. Whitnum finally filed with the FEC.
In terms of the full debate, all I can say is that Lisa Lee didn't disappoint. First she went on about how her #1 issue is jobs, (I hope she finds one for herself), and how she didn't like Mr. Himes middle class tax relief plan, since the unemployed don't benefit much from tax credits, which is certainly true.
On TV, Lee also called for two deportation officers for every town in the district because if we just got rid of all the immigrants, legal and illegal, well Ms. Whitnum might regain that computer job she lost eight years ago...
Finally, in an obvious attempt to snag CT Green Party support, she attacked our presumed Dem nominee Jim Himes, for having made a single fact-finding trip to Israel. Yes, the mind of Whitnum seems to think the 48hr trip was required by AIPAC, such that Himes could make a ritual pact with that devil, -otherwise known as the democratic state of Israel.
But the highlight of this post has got to be Ms. Whitnum talking about how we shouldn't have invaded Afghanistan, because you know, the Taliban weren't that bad. Sure the women have to dress from head to toe, sure they can't vote, can't work, can't read. But don't you know America had its own Victorian period, and the Taliban aren't jihadists, they're just fundamentalist farmers, and after all even Osama Bin Laden suggested we should leave them alone. (I shit you not.)
Anyway, without further ado, Lee Whitnum on foreign policy:
And on Israel:
Finally Himes on the Constitution, and Whitnum fumes against bloggers: