Saturday a week ago, as in not this past Saturday, I was part of an entourage that went down from the Baltimore region to Wicomico County for the MDGOP National Committeewoman, Nicolee Ambrose’s, first “Super Saturday” of this election cycle. I joined as a last minute decision to A) See what it was all about and, B) I’d had an email chain leaked to me the night prior to the Super Saturday in which David Warren, the coordinator for the Easter Shore “Victory Center” (where this Super Saturday was to be held) got blasted for not having a regular phone number (other than a placeholder) set up at said “Victory Center.”
One of the choicest comments from the email chain include:
“I’m just over the BS with this guy (David Warren). You know me, I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt but have had enough of his nonsense.”
I guess it wasn’t enough to merely call Ms. Ambrose a “bimbo,” but this email chain made it sound as if he was purposely trying to torpedo her “Super Saturday” efforts.
Whatever, the Wicomico “Super Saturday” seemingly went off without a hitch…
I did not, however, get to the Season’s second “Super Saturday” in Harford County this past weekend.
(Before all those door knockers started knocking on doors: MDGOP National Committeewoman, Nicolee Ambrose, some bum name Steffen and Jackie Wellfonder.)
In Wicomico County, 15-20 people broke up in teams of two and went door to door beginning at 1PM. The first team returned back to the “Victory Center” at about 4PM and the last team got back about an hour and a half later. While they were out door knocking, a number of folks were also busy making phone calls. MDGOP Chairwoman, Diana Waterman, told me she’d made about 800 or so calls, herself. All in all, a not bad day for the MDGOP.
I’m happy I went for a number of reasons. To begin with, it was nice to see that, despite the fireworks promised by the leaked emails, the MDGOP could work together on some level. While its Chairwoman was making phone calls, its Executive Director, Joe Cluster, had driven down to go door to door as part of one of the door knocking teams. And, secondly, I was glad to meet Delmar Mayor, Carl Anderton, who’s also running for Delegate in District 38B. I have to tell you, if people won on personality alone, Anderton would be running away with this race right now – especially since he’s running against 72 year old geriatric “rockstar,” Norm Conway.
Anderton didn’t hurt his case when he started giving his speech, either, and commented that he’d just met the “Prince of Darkness” and that he was now “eating cookies.”
Those cookies were pretty damned good…
Anyway, the day ended when the “Victory Center” (which is housed in an old restaurant on the outskirts of Salisbury) was transformed into a banquet hall in which a fundraiser was held for Mayor (and soon to be Delegate-I-Hope) Anderton. His featured speaker was the always charming Delegate (and former LG candidate on the David Craig for Governor ticket), Jeannie Haddaway – about whom I continue hearing rumors of her potentially looking at a Congressional seat.
And, that grand day and night has led us to this very moment, a moment in which there is apparently some suspected angst over some alleged nastiness on the part of the MDGOP in the Anderton-Conway race.
So, on the very day that the DEMS blame Ebola on the GOP, a few Democrats have their panties crawling up their asses over a piece in which Norm Conway is made to look like a burglar? Please. This is politics, not “Ring Around the Rosie.” The only negative I give the MDGOP, who allegedly put this mailer out is that they did it too early. This needed to arrive in people’s mail boxes the day before the election, not three weeks out. If there was a mistake, there was a mistake in timing, not in the message, itself.
Now, look for the Eastern Shore DEMS to get all haughty and self-righteous over this… while insisting that the GOP is to blame for Ebola.
Screw them. Well, screw them if they don’t vote for Carl Anderton, anyway.