Thursday, August 03, 2006

So How Do Republicans Really Feel About Connecticut?

Ever feel like the GOP is completely out of touch with Connecticut? If not, here's all the evidence you need to change your mind. Daniel Kish, a senior aide to House Resources Chair Richard Pombo (R-CA), let his true feelings about our state be known in an email he sent to his Republican colleagues. The email appeared in Roll Call and came in response to a question from a colleague on how Pombo's staff should respond to an editorial that appeared in the Hartford Courant which opposed drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Pombo favors opening ANWR for drilling. Kish responded by attacking the entire state of Connecticut saying:
"Connecticut should have its statehood taken away from it. The foolishness of its pampered residents should be demonstrated to others by a government program to bulldoze the entire state, salt the land and construct a windfarm to supply NYC with electricity. And its residents should be relocated to Guantanamo Bay where they can take a number behind the 3 who hung themselves this weekend, since they seem so intent on suicide."
Pretty classy guy, huh?

While in no way will I say that Kish's comments are demonstrative of Nancy Johnson's view of our state, I do think it is reflective of how the GOP as a whole views the Northeast. The base of their party promotes a radical right-wing agenda that originates primarily from the South. They are not only out of touch with Connecticut and the Northeast, but view the region with complete disdain, as evidenced by Kish's vile rant. These are the people Nancy Johnson aligns herself with in Washington.


Blogger Bobby McGee said...

Where'd that e-mail come from?

4:42 PM  
Blogger CT Progressive said...

The email appeared in a story by Roll Call, unfortunately to view the story online you must pay a subscribers fee.

5:23 PM  

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