Saturday, August 29, 2009
Mayoral Marathon: Comedian Tom John Won't Be Laughing in 2011
Marion County GOP Chairman Tom John shot off his rather large mouth and clearly showed how out of touch or crazy he is.
John, whose butt was beaten bright red by Marion County Democratic Chairman Ed Treacy's candidates in the 2008 General Election (after John said Treacy had been exhumed from "the political graveyard"), had the great wisdom and foresight to term a former Deputy Mayor, a former Indiana Democratic Party Chair, a former Secretary of State, a current City-County Councillor, a former State Health Commissioner, a local venture capitalist and businessman, and a State Representative "a bunch of clowns." That is what John thinks of the current crop of Democrats running or considering a run at Indianapolis Mayor. His comments appeared in an article by Bill Ruthhart of the Indianapolis Star. Also notable in the article is the mention of another name in the Mayoral Marathon that I had not heard much, Greg Porter, a veteran State Representative.
Democrats are laughing at John right now because his comments are so funny. Calling our candidates clowns while putting "lipstick on the pig" of the Ballard administration is rather interesting. Ballard has broken promise after promise and alienated his "Had Enough" voters of 2007. That's kind of funny to me if my city weren't in the middle of this mess.
What will it mean when one of the "bunch of clowns" beats your man Ballard, Tom (which it should be noted no one in the party establishment really supported wholesale at first)? Who will be laughing then?
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