I've been waiting years to paraphrase Richard Nixon's line from 1962 when, after losing the Governorship of California to Pat Brown (Jerry's father), the trickster told the press, "You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around any more."
Well after my recount today, I can tell the press and everyone else who cares to listen at William Loeb Drive, "You WILLL have Steve Vaillancourt to kick around...for two more years."
I went from an 15 vote to an 18 vote victory in the Ward 8 recount...enroute to a landslide if they keep counting enough.
I am deeply saddened that ward 8 voters turned my fellow Republican Mark Proulx, a hard working Representative, out of office for Tom No Show Katsiantonis who was absent for more than three of every four votes this past year. Mark Proulx deserved better...so did taxpayers of ward eight, Manchester and the state. Not only did no show tomk win; his brother (George a four year No Show from ward 10) also won. I'm thinking of taking to the floor every session under unanimous consent...if the Katsiantoni continue their No Show ways.
Just how stupid are voters? Well, someone who has just been elected for the ninth straight time might be cautioned against calling those who elected him (or her) stupid, but since when has caution stopped me. In an upcoming blog I'll spell out just how stupid voters are...look at the Nick Pappas vote as exhibit A...and getting more so, especially when the unwashed public comes out to vote in such high numbers as in a Presidential year.
In the meantime, start kicking away Drew and W and everyone at William Loeb Drive.
Talk about stupid...that paper endoresed a No Show Republican Snake for Charter Commission, and he came in 9th (of nine winners).
Speaking of the seven Republican snakes (based on the redistricting pledge they broke), only one survives...yes the same snake who made it to the Charter Commission (although he's among a 5-4 minority...kinda like Billy The Bully).