Sunday, January 28, 2007

A TALE OF TWO JOES

A TALE OF TWO JOES

While many of us want to throw Captain Lieberman (formerly Oedipus Lieberman [formerly Joe Lieberman]) off the neocon Deathstar of fools--by means of the trash compactor, no doubt, we peeps in CT can take pride and joy in another Joe—Joe Courtney.

As tparty over at My Left Nutmeg notes, D.C. Grandmaster Captain Lieberman has been on more Sundays shows in the past few months that it's as if he were giving Paris Hilton a run for her money. So as the media reveals Hilton’s escapades with Brittany or perhaps the latest home video—pick a vice, Captain Lieberman tries desperately to justify Chimpy’s troop surge/escalation/augmentation—pick a word.

Thank goodness for congressman Joe Courtney. He’s the good Joe that helps us counterbalance the bad Joe; the AP reports today that Captain Lieberman may vote for a Republican in the next presidential election—yet another gargantuan middle finger to CT democratic voters who voted his ass out in the August primary; a double birdie to us bloggers who catch him in more lies than we do Chimpy.

Rather than focus on Captain Joe, though, let’s focus on good Joe. In addition to appearances on local CT television and radio, Courtney was also at Connecticut College this past Thursday evening talking to educators about that dreadful legislation, NCLB, which Chimpy and Maggie “No Qualified” Spellings have been urging congress to re-authorize. My “teacher” sources tell me that Courtney was very articulate and knowledgeable about the issues at the Conn. event. I was not surprised, as not only did my wife and I campaign for Courtney but I also gave a stump speech on education for Joe back in May. Courtney is a good man who understands the trials and tribulations of the classroom teacher—a MAJOR one being the biggest overlooked fact in Washington: the super-duper unqualified Spellings. Yes, Maggie “May” also needs to be jettisoned; she’s barely qualified to be a classroom aide, let alone a substitute teacher. Just take a look at her fucking pathetic performance on Jeopardy not too long ago. Ironic, huh?

Courtney has also been doing the rounds recently at functions hosted by local democratic town committees; last evening, he was in New London for a fund raiser. No doubt, Congressman Courtney in a short time has made it a point to stay in touch with his constituents. Imagine that.

Imagine if that other Joe took a lesson from this Joe? In the meantime, there’s no need to worry about the trash compactor; it looks like the Deathstar is self-destructing from within, and Captain Lieberman still remains tethered to the leviathan Iraq.

2 comments:

IC said...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

I had the pleasure of meeting (and somehow hold lengthy conversations with) Good Joe twice. I contributed to his campaign and worked multiple Courtney events in my town. He came across as considerate, genuine, and seemed like he wanted to accurately Represent his home district and state.

Bad Joe is the antithesis to the above description - hence the opposite monikers I have attached to their given names. I hope Good Joe gets all the breaks over the next six years, perhaps building up momentum until he's a three term Congressmen with the clout and Democratic support to partake in the Battle of the Joes in November 2012.

Connecticut Man 1 said...

It seems awfully unfair to compare these two Joes... One being politically insane and all.