April 10, 2006

Dear Stephen Laffey of Rhode Island:

Hatched by Dafydd

Can I call you Steve? All right, sorry.

Mr. Laffey, have I got a campaign spot for you. Please use this in your upcoming primary race against Sen. Lincoln Chafee (?-RI) for the Republican nomination.

As we all know, Lincoln Chafee is the RINO-in-chief of the Senate: he voted against the Iraq War. He voted against confirmation of both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. He has openly flirted with joining Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI) in his doomed effort to censure President Bush for the NSA al-Qaeda intercept program.

Lincoln Chafee has been a thorn in the eyes of the Republican Party ever since his appointment to the Senate in 1999 (following the sudden death of his beloved father, former Rhode Island governor, former Secretary of the Navy, and four-term United States Sen. John Chafee -- a real, albeit moderate, Republican, respected and liked by everyone on all sides of the debate).

Heck, Lincoln Chafee wouldn't even vote to reelect his own party's president in 2004. He made a snotty point of writing in President Bush's 80 year old father, former President George H.W. Bush, instead. And he bragged about it to the press!

"Linc" is the most reliable Republican senator on the Hill: that is, Lincoln Chafee can be relied upon to vote against Republican interests in every clutch situation.

I agree with Hugh Hewitt: I would rather see you get the nomination, Mr. Laffey, even though it likely means the seat goes Democratic: the loss of "Linc" wouldn't make any difference in Congress.

So here's your ad, Mr. Laffey. Just a very quick spot with you speaking to the camera. You are addressing Lincoln Chafee directly. And you say:

Lincoln Chafee, I knew John.

John was a friend of mine.

Senator... you're no John Chafee.

And with that -- the nomination is yours for the plucking. At that point, I will give you the campaign ad that will win you the Senate seat itself.


Dafydd ab Hugh

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, April 10, 2006, at the time of 6:05 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Xrlq

Senator... you're no John Chafee.

It's a nice line, but I'm not sure it's true. John Chafee was just as bad - or close, anyway.

The above hissed in response by: Xrlq [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 10, 2006 7:42 PM

The following hissed in response by: Bill Faith

And I thought *I* had a mean streak! Love it.

The above hissed in response by: Bill Faith [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 10, 2006 7:53 PM

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