Now Hampshire reports that Republican candidate for NH-01 Frank Guinta has grown tired of current Rep Carol Shea-Porter’s completely explicable fear of facing her constituents this recess season, and will be holding the town hall that she should have:
In a move that’s as in-your-face as you can get, Manchester, NH Mayor and Republican candidate for Congress Frank Guinta will host a health care town hall in Exeter on August 31st. In the press release announcing the town hall, the Guinta campaign doesn’t even pretend that the move is anything other than a slap at incumbent Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01).
“It is unthinkable, that an elected leader who herself is famous for her attendance and outspoken opposition at her predecessors’ town halls, would simply refuse to allow the same opportunity to her constituents, “said Guinta.
Shea-Porter, who was a vocal anti-war activist before winning her seat in 2006, essentially hounded then-Republican Congressman Jeb Bradley at his town halls in the years leading up to their race.
I do not exactly excuse Shea-Porter for her actions; it is merely that I recognize that she is essentially still a professional antiwar activist in her heart. And expecting moral courage from a professional antiwar activist is like expecting a jackass to sing: there’s nothing stopping you from doing it, but there’s no getting past the fact that the jackass simply lacks the basic ability in the first place.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.