Theodore's World: Wictory Wednesday Diana Irey

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June 28, 2006

Wictory Wednesday Diana Irey

This week Wictory Wednesday presents Diana Irey for US Congress. Diana is running against ex-Marine Rep. John Murtha from Pennsylvania who needs no explanation as to why he should be replaced. This race began as what seemed to be an uneventful race against an incumbent who not only didn’t expect competition, but is planning on making a run to become House Minority Leader.

Diana Irey served for ten years as commissioner of Washington County and served on a number of boards and commissions bring jobs and fiscal discipline to the local government. She supports not only lower taxes but lower government spending. While Murtha’s campaign seems to revolve around nothing else but the Iraq War (albeit an important issue), Irey is approaching running for office with a variety of stances on issues including supporting victory in Iraq and treating soldiers with respect, not as criminals.

Most importantly Diana is not a beltway bureaucrat and has served only in local offices until now. She will not only bring a local perspective to a seat that is held by an individual more concerned with his own national profile, she will support balanced budgets and intelligent policy-making to a Congress that has shown itself to be free with the money entrusted to it.

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Posted by Wild Thing at June 28, 2006 12:05 PM


HI. Trying to comment. Testing.

Posted by: OINK at June 28, 2006 02:52 PM

A painful subject: "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" means that "Ex-Marine" is not a good label. It's "Former Marine" -- doesn't make strict sense, but the latter implies 'no longer on active duty'.

But some of us earn the label "ex-Marine" by our actions. I don't know, maybe Murtha has early-stage Alzheimers.

Posted by: OINK at June 28, 2006 06:49 PM

Hi Oink, I am so furious with Murtha we could send him to the gallows and it would be ok with me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 28, 2006 07:24 PM

If Irey wins, Murtha will be ex Congressman. Has a nice ring to it. He can sit around with Tom Foley going, "huh?".

Posted by: TomR at June 28, 2006 08:27 PM

Guys like Ron Kovaks and Murtha are an embarrassment to us.

Posted by: OINK at June 28, 2006 08:36 PM

Tom that would be so wonderful!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 29, 2006 01:06 AM

Oink, they sure are.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 29, 2006 01:10 AM