Topic of the Day, Hoover not FDR 10-24-06

TOPIC OF THE DAY: Barnegat election

Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 10/24/06

Too hungry for victory

When my daughter ran for class office last year, she bought 200 Dum Dum lollipops and put a label on each one that said, “Don't be a dum dum, vote for Stephanie for president!”

I thought it was cute, but I am shocked at the level the candidates for Barnegat Township Committee have stooped to. I recently received an invitation to attend a free, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast sponsored by the Barnegat Republican County Committee.

Are you kidding me? How hard up are these people? They have distanced themselves from the GOP and the Bush Republicans by forsaking the traditional red, white and blue along with the elephant from their campaign signs, instead using green and yellow. Hey, why don't they just borrow from FDR and say “A chicken in every pot,” and a grand for every vote.

I know it is said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but I'd rather eat humble pie, myself.

Robert Municchi


Anonymous said…

Just read the comments by Robert Municchi regarding the GOP bribing voters with free food! But it wasn't FDR that said or promised a “Chicken in every pot!” It was Herbert Hoover, another “illustrious” Republican who had borrowed that line from Henry IV in 1610. “I want there to be no peasant in my realm so poor that he will not have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.” Unfortunately he also said, right before the 1932 election, on October 25th, that “The grass will in the streets of a hundred cities.” It took FDR to rid the streets and open lots of “Hoovervilles.” It will take a Democratic Congress in 2007 to rid us of the excesses and failures of a more modern and malevolent day Hoover, one George W. Bush!

RJ Garfunkel
Tarrytown, NY
October 24, 2006 7:06 AM


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