Monday, January 23, 2006

Spicy, not bland

Too funny for words is the only way to describe what the "staff/allies" of other potential Presidential candidates are calling Gov. Warner. The U.S. News and World Report's Washington Whispers reports Warner is being derided as "Nutmeg Mark."

"And, strategists add, he might not face Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Seems a lot of pols still believe that Al Gore will enter the race as the 'anti Hillary.' But don't dismiss another Democrat, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner. How do we know? The moderate is being assailed as a fake southerner by allies of other Democratic candidates, a sure sign they see him as a threat. Some deride him as "Nutmeg Mark," a reference to his growing up in the Nutmeg State, Connecticut." Read more:

I think it is funny that Warner’s detractors are stretching so hard to criticize him. They can’t touch his record of delivering results in Virginia. He is the American dream, a middle class kid who was first in his family to go to college and ended up building a Fortune 500 company. What his detractors are actually trying to say is, “he is pretending that he is something he is not.” Well since you brought it up…

First, I have never heard Warner call himself a southerner in the cultural sense, only a Virginian (geographic).

Second, the fact, he lived all over the country is a plus for our now transient society. Can't image having lived in Connecticut will hurt him in New Hampshire or his childhood in Indiana/Illinois hurts him in Iowa.

Third, Southerners actually like Warner. This being despite his mid-west roots in Indiana, Illinois and northeastern experience in Connecticut. Can you say that Southerners like Hillary, Kerry, Bayh, Biden, Feingold and the rest of the legion of Democratic Senators in the race? Hmmmmmm...

Fourth, being southern is a state of mind.

Fifth, please keep giving Warner more publicity even naming him after spices as it only helps. And by the way, thanks for all the recent Senate.gov hits to the site.

Given our recent Democratic attempts at the presidency, I would like to point out the benefits of nutmeg on ones health.

Regarding its health benefits, nutmeg is believed to aid digestion and relieve nausea and the sensation of vomiting. Read more at Healthrecipes.com:

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