Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ed Thompson Racants

Those of us who are still on the Libertarian Party e-mail list (not having gotten around to adding those folks to our spam filters) just got the following e-mail.
Ed Thompson Statement on Tuesday’s Governor Election

For Immediate Release by Ed Thompson – Sunday, November 5, 2006

Contact: Ed Thompson; 608-343-6666

In response to the flap caused by an announcement concerning the content of his regular Monday morning radio commentary, Ed Thompson has issued the following statement:

“On this week’s regular radio broadcast of ‘Just a Little Common Sense,’ I will be poking fun at Tuesday’s election.

A significant number of people have blown this all out of proportion, criticizing me for the commentary without even having heard it, which tells me they could use a big dose of ‘A Little Common Sense’ themselves. I urge everyone to listen in, either live or on the station archives, and to draw their own conclusions.

Now that the serious side of this issue has been brought into what was intended as a joke, I’d like to say that many people have told me that they do intend to write in my name for governor. I thank them for that recognition and appreciation.

If you feel, as I do, that our state government is mis-managed and out of the control of the people, and you would like to register a protest vote, I welcome you to write in the name of Ed Thompson for governor.”

You can hear the commentary on Tomah radio at 8:30 a.m. Monday, on WTMB (Tomah), 94.5-FM, or at 2:50 Monday afternoon on WBOG, 1460-AM. For those unfortunate folks who don’t live in the Tomah area, the commentaries are also archived on the web site: www.b945country.com. Scroll down on the left and click on Ed’s picture—where it says “A Little Common Sense.”
This, of course, is a follow-up to an e-mail we got yesterday announcing that Ed Thompson is going to run as a write-in candidate for Governor in Tuesday’s election.

Now he’s telling us he didn’t mean it.

Let’s see now: a politician makes an irresponsible statement. The statement is plausible, given the past comments and actions of the politician.

The reaction is highly negative.

The politician then explains that people didn’t understand the nature of the joke.

Ed Thompson, meet John Kerry.

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