Louise Lucas: The Aunt Esther Of Virginia PoliticsJul 24, 2012
A couple of days ago, Senator Louis Lucas (D-18, Portsmouth) made national news with some over-the-top and incendiary comments on Portsmouth station WHKT-AM's John Fredericks Show about the presidential campaign nationally and how it is playing out in Virginia (see Joe Newby of Examiner.com). Senator Lucas, one of the most extreme members of a predominately liberal caucus, is known for her bombast and bromides. But even this, though not unexpected, is a new low. Per the classic demagogue she is, she didn't list one example of what she accused her opponents of doing. Particularly striking is what she admits to teaching her children about America and for how long she's been doing it.
While the political comments are gutter, the personal comments are sad, even pitiful. Still, the desperation of one of the Obama campaign's Virginia leaders is comical. It reminded me of another hot tempered woman who had little nice to say . . .
Senator Lucas' extreme and incendiary comments . . .
Aunt Esther got mad, too, but normally made a lot more sense . . .
Any similarities between the two are strictly coincidental . . .