Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Anna Little Wins Big - But Da Ox Takes Da BaconHead
DaTruthSquad remembers a meeting back in 2007 involving Anna Little, da former "Hatched" Chairman PuPu, and two "enforcers," one of whom was identified as Steve "Iron Girth" McEnery, the then-"Chair of Chairs" of da Monmouth GOP. Da meeting was simple - three guys standing tall against little Anna Little, demanding she not run for reelection as a Monmouth County Freeloader.
Little found herself in this Inquisition-like position after sounding off against Malcolm Carton, an attorney doing work for da Monmouth County Freeloaders who left us more questions than answers, and was da favorite target of da Asbury Park Press in their investigations of corruption and questionable government. But Carton was backed by da GOP, Bill Barham and his ilk, and little Anna Little was too big in sounding off against corruption, so in da eyes of da GOP'er leadership, she had to go.
Soon after she was ordered not to run for reelection as a GOP'er, da Democrats swooped in and offered, and even begged da Conservative GOP'er Little to take their line and run as a Democrat to keep her seat - because they knew she was popular enough and knew how to connect to voters to win.
What Little did instead was a huge thing - she decided for da good of da party she wouldn't run, and stayed true to her GOP'er roots and declined da Democrat's invitation. Anna Little looked like the adult. Da GOP'er leadership acted like da kids who took their baseball bats and went home because they were angry. In da end, da GOP'er who ran in Little's place lost BIG, and for da second year in a row, da Monmouth GOP lost another County Freeloader seat ironically with a Manalapan connection.
This situation, along with da Hatch Act, were da catalysts for da ouster of Adam "PuPu" Puharic as GOP'er County Kommissar.
Fast forward now three years.
After two straight losses under da reign of Kommissar PuPu, da Monmouth GOP lost control of da Monmouth County Freeloaders for da first time in more than a generation. DaTruthSquad is still blogging. And Anna Little got her revenge in a huge way.
Da District 6 Republicans, which includes a wide swath of Monmouth County, had a primary for da honor of running against Democrat Congressman Frank Pallone. Anna Little decided to run. She was, for da second time, had her back turned on again by da GOP'er leadership. They stood behind Diane Gooch.
Diane Gooch was given da party line with Chris Christie. Anna Little was left on a line of her own with no party support.
Gooch is from cash-rich Rumson. She's a multi-millionaire publisher. Anna Little is da little mayor of little Atlantic Highlands and has just enough money to go to Rita's and get some custard.
Gooch raised over $430,000 for her campaign. She was literally lighting cigars with $20 dollar bills. Anna Little raised a scant $21,000 dollars for her campaign. She literally had to bum cigarettes from friends.
Gooch had da backing of da entire GOP'er establishment and their leadership. Anna Little had da backing of da Tea Party, and friends from down da street.
But Gooch ran her primary campaign against Pallone, even though she wasn't even running against him yet. Anna Little ran her campaign against Gooch and da political status quo.
In da end, Little stunned da GOP'er leadership by winning a photo-finish race, ahead by 79 votes. Already Gooch's handlers are demanding a recount, as Gooch is waving da white flag of surrender.
DaTruth is, for da second time in 3 years, da Monmouth GOP seriously underestimated how big Anna Little is. She would have been popular enough to win back her own Freeloader seat in 2007, which would have kept da Monmouth Freeloader Board GOP-controlled, but egos got da better of them and they lost their power. Anna Little had da experience and da right makeup to run for Congress, and da GOP turned their backs on her again.
What Anna Little's big victory to this point means is da Monmouth GOP now has a big egg on their faces, because now, regardless, they can't win.
Since da wealthy Gooch declared defeat and conceded, da Monmouth GOP has now been left in da dark and on da outside for this election, Anna Little owes them nothing, and she shouldn't give them anything. She owes her victory to herself and da Tea Party. Da OX and da rest of his oxen didn't raise a dime or a finger to help Anna Little, in effect, shunning da person who will now be carrying da GOP'er banner whether they like it or not.
Da definition of a "BaconHead," which can be traced back and credited to a former BaconHead Award winner is someone who either "tortures the language with the abandon of a psychotic pulling the wings off flies," or just simply and without the extra syllables and other rhetoric, someone or a group of people who "do something insanely insane while da rest of da world stands there and says in unison 'are you kidding me - wow, what a BaconHead.'"
Well, since we're bringing back da award of awards, we got da TruthTellers together in an undisclosed location and served more than enough moo shu shrimp and dumplings. In da end, we had to have a runoff due to a photo-finish, much like da District 6 GOP'er race.
After an official daTruthSquad recount, Bordentown Mayor Lynch came in a close second due to his emulation of da Manalapan Township Committee and their 2007 treatment of da First Amendment. While you don't get a BaconHead, Mayor Lynch, you instead get a dishonorable mention for treating da Constitution of da United States as a napkin. Better luck next time.
However, a serious drum roll please:
For not learning from da mistakes of your predecessor - and doing something that was one of da three reasons your predecessor was sent packing from his and now your office --- disrespecting and underestimating da popularity and da perseverance of Anna Little --- Da winner of da June BaconHead Award is:
Monmouth GOP First Dude Joe Oxley!!!!!!!!
Congratulations "First Dude" Oxley. We recommend you hang your BaconHead next to da picture of former Kommissar PuPu and his enforcers surrounding Anna Little. It will be a constant reminder that disrespecting little Anna Little can be costly to da party you are supposed to serve. Now, do da right thing, and back Anna Little 1000%.
And that's daTruth.