Mark Warner came to Fredericksburg yesterday, leaving behind plenty of material for the translator.
Let’s just dive right in (Free Lance-Star, the translation is in bold italics):
I’m Mark Warner. I was the governor. Now I’m running for Senate.
I’m Mark Warner. You may remember me from when I played the Governor of Virginia for four years. I jacked up your taxes and twiddled my thumbs, and now I’m running for Senate so I can do it for six years instead of four.
Regardless of who the next president is, that next president is going to need a group in the Senate that’s going to put the country’s interests first, not just partisan interests.
Barack Obama will need plenty of RINOs to get his leftist agenda accomplished, and I have the best RINO-radar on earth. As for McCain, I’ll move heaven and earth to get John Chichester and Russ Potts in his Cabinet.
I’m tired of our politics in this country being driven by the loudest voices on the extreme.
I’m tired of our politics in this country being driven by voices not named Mark Warner.
If I get hired, I’ll make some folks mad and break some glass. I think that’s what the country is really looking for at this point.
If I get hired, I’ll make some folks mad and break some glass; that’s a lot easier than actually accomplishing anything. Just remember to thank me for the privilege of cleaning up my mess.
There were some bits and pieces on energy, but not enough for a complete sentence. There was something on health care, though:
Right now, every CEO in America, this is one of their top concerns. If we don’t get this fixed, we just can’t compete.
Right now, every CEO in America is hoping to trick you saps into taking this off their hands and paying for it through higher taxes. If I don’t do them this favor, they might see through my act and start backing Republicans again.
Until next time . . .