Monday, October 31, 2011
An encounter with the Welchkin...
"It ain't that big. The whole United States ain't that big. It ain't that big. It ain't big enough. There ain't room enough for you an' me, for your kind an' my kind, for rich and poor together all in one country, for thieves and honest men. For hunger and fat."
- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 12
Report from boots on the ground.
Yesterday...Congressman Peter Welch was HOLDING COURT for all of the unwashed MASSES, at R.J. Market in Waterbury Vermont.
When I walked in Peter had his table set up near the produce isle. What I noticed was odd. No Margaret Cheny his wife, no reporters, no MINIONS....Just Peter, and a woman who was his go-for.
The Congressman was talking to someone, so I went and got what I needed.. When I got back, they were just finishing. I went up to the Congressman, introduced myself and said I have several question I would like to ask you, and he smiled, nodded ok...His go-for brought him a coffee, he took a drink, and asked her "What the HELL is this"?? She replied it was coffee. He said "No it isn't, its HORRIBLE". She told him it was Green Mountain Coffee. He handed me the coffee, I told him if it is horrible, I am not going to drink it. I smelled the coffe, and told him it smell burned, or "Theey must have boiled it to long. By boiling water over and over again, thats how they make HOLY WATER". By the look on his face, he did not like that comment.
"Whats your questions" he asked me. The first question I asked him was since we are pulling out of Iraq, how long is it going to be, before we are back there. His answer was, "The Iraqis have been trained, and will be able to fight for their own freedom"...REALLY.... (How did that Vietnamization thing work out?? Ed)
Then I asked him about the Vehicle Mileage Tax.
"That will not pass this year because of the Republican controlled House. Maybe after 2012, we will see what happens. But we are talking about it. We need to do away with the Fuel Tax".
I told him I never have seen a tax GO AWAY.
The last question was....GUN WALKER...FAST AND FURIOUS.
"It was a TRAGIC.. TERRIBLE...AWFUL.. Its over...we stopped the funding...ITS OVER"...I asked him "Its over in Florida also". Now you can see he is getting AGITATED with me. "Yes I told you its over". I asked him if Eric Holder should cooperate with the hearings.
"Eric said he doesn't know anything about GUN WALKER, and I believe him."
At this point LIL PETEY backed up 2 to 3 feet from me and folded his arms (HE SHUT DOWN), until then he was cordial to me and in his answers. I then asked him if Janet Napolitano had any knowledge of GUN WALKER, and again he stated "NO SHE KNEW NOTHING EITHER"....Then he came out with this GEM.....
"Why are you trying to POLITICIZE THIS". I stated "Well Sir if this A.G. was a REPUBLICAN you guys would be screaming for his BLOOD, from the very beginning, But since he is a Democrat. I am hearing CRICKETS for YOU GUYS".
"All the evidence I am seeing, and reading about points to Holder, Napolitano, and the President all knew, knows about GUN WALKER. So you can spin this anyway YOU want, The TRUTH WILL COME OUT..."
I then said, "This sir is all about POLITICS." He then walked away from me.
As I was walking out his go-for came up to me and said, "Congressman Welch would like your name, and email address", then handed me a piece of paper. It was a Federal Form. I looked at her, and said "Really, what an honor", looked at the form again, and said "NO I DON'T THINK SO........And left.
Report by Angelo--Of The Watchers--
...LiL Petey got where he is by following orders. He is Pat Leahy's body servant and overall YES man. Pete has mastered the the concept of plausible deniability to the Ninth degree.
"It would be easier to encounter me than Peter Welch's spine or moral compass."
Some things change, but Peter Welch from the Golden Dome to Mordor on the Potomac stays the same...