Hat tip to Byron York, who has dredged up from the archives the fact that Opuppet claimed during the campaign that he DID have enough real-world experience to deal with complex emergencies because he “managed large systems” (his campaign(!)) and, therefore, had demonstrated his ability to “execute.”
It’s not mentioned much now, but in the late summer of 2008, a major hurricane, Gustav, was in the Gulf of Mexico and headed toward New Orleans, threatening a replay of the disastrous Katrina experience. On September 1, 2008, Barack Obama, fresh from his Roman-colonnade speech on the final night of the Democratic convention in Denver, talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about Gustav and the Gulf. The question: As president, could he handle an emergency like that? Obama pointed to the size of his campaign and its multi-million dollar budget as evidence of his executive abilities. “Our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years,” Obama said. That executive ability, he added, “indicates the degree to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.”
Here’s the video of Cooper interviewing Opuppet, who couldn’t help himself and had to call Wasilla, Alaska, “Wasilly.”
Meanwhile, what have YOU been doing to make sure all Republicans, conservative independents and disgruntled Dems in your precinct get to the polls on primary and general election days? Have you been to your local GOP committee meeting yet? Called anyone in the GOP leadership about how to volunteer in GOTV efforts? Obtained a walking sheet of your precinct? Found out how to become a “card carrying, voting” member of the GOP where you live? Then acted on that information?
ColdWarrior, PC (that’s “precinct committeeman,” not “political child!”)
Conservatives, UNITE! CHANGE the Republican Party and save the world by UNITING INSIDE the Party as precinct committeemen. NOW!
American first, conservative second, Republican precinct committeeman BY NECESSITY!
ThePrecinctProject, so you can say, “I became a precinct committeeman before it was cool.”
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